By Stephen Schenck | May 21, 2013 2:59 PM
Shortly after we learned of the special Google edition of the Galaxy S 4 running stock Android, we started hearing rumors about the HTC One getting the same sort of treatment. It wasn’t long before HTC took the air out of those claims, announcing that it was “not currently planning a ‘Nexus Edition’ of the HTC One.” In spite of this, the rumors refuse to fully dissipate, and yet another round has sprung up, looking to an end-of-summer release window.
The info comes from developer/occasional tipster LlabTooFeR, who has been posting about a “Senseless HTC One” on Twitter. He claims his knowledge of the phone’s launch isn’t just conjecture on his part, but “a fact.”
Could this be true, in spite of what HTC has said? Sure. HTC could easily be splitting hairs – “oh no, we’re not going to have a ‘Nexus’ version of the One, just a stock AOSP version sold fully unlocked.” Or, perhaps whatever plans it’s been cooking up have yet to finalize, so it felt comfortable denying having any. If LlabTooFeR is on the money here, maybe HTC could announce the phone at the IFA in Berlin.