HTC may give existing One owners the option for a Nexus experience

Earlier today we got surprise confirmation that Google will sell a stock Android version of the HTC One, just like it’s planning to do with the Galaxy S 4. In the comments to that post, we noticed some of you musing about the possibility of taking one of the Nexus-style ROMs this phone will run and flashing it to an unlocked regular HTC One handset. While we don’t yet have a firm answer as to just what might be possible, what little HTC has said sounds like good news.

The company claims that it’s “examining the best way to support early adopters of the One” who would have otherwise wanted to take advantage of this Google version. We can’t imagine this is exceptionally high-priority for the manufacturer, so we’re far from expecting news of such a ROM to arrive on June 26, when the stock AOSP One goes up for sale on Google Play, but as for maybe a little later this summer? We’ll keep an eye out.

Of course, even without an official solution, there are plenty of ways you can configure your HTC One with custom ROMs to mimic that Google treatment; check out our how-to video to learn what you’ll need to get started.

Source: The Verge
Via: Mobile Syrup

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