The 2014 HTC One is barely hours away from an official announcement and the company has already confirmed the existence of a Google Play Edition variant. The information was given away by the app description of HTC’s new Gallery app on the Play Store, which was launched along with a few other Sense 6.0 specific apps earlier today.
The last line of the app description reads – “Support for HTC One(M8) Google Play Edition is limited to HTC Photo Edit,” thus confirming once and for all that there will be a GPE model of the HTC M8 in the coming months.
GPE variants are basically the same device but without the OEM customization. So you will get the hardware of the HTC One (M8) running on stock Android, much like Nexus devices. The GPE HTC One from last year has seen relative success, so it’s quite obvious that HTC wants to continue providing this alternative to the users.
Pricing and availability details are yet to be shared as this has only been spotted on an app listing, but we should have confirmation within the next few hours. You can check out the app for yourself from the link below.
Source: Google Play Store
Via: Cult of Android