Google Edition HTC One and Galaxy S4

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  1. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    So the google editions of both devices are coming out tomorrow. Anyone planning on purchasing either of them? I'm hoping HTC releases a method to convert my dev edition version to a google edition version but we'll see.
     
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  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    They said they were looking into it, but if they don't you can guarantee the community will find a way....

    Especially as we have S-Off and SuperCID there is no reason you couldn't s-off, superCID (or CID to the same number as the google edition) your phone and then flash the google rom and hey presto you'll be pretty much exactly the same as the google edition and should receive google updates exactly same way.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I really wonder how these will sell. I am tempted to buy one, but there are a lot of uncertainties. How will the cameras be, how long will they get support, will they get updates the same time as the nexus. Nexus like is pretty vague.
     
  5. beaniemyman macrumors 6502

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    i'm fine with my original s4, i love touchwiz and all the latest features samsung added this year.
     
  6. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not, TW makes me sick.
     
  7. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    700MB+ of pre-installed bloat, courtesy of Touchwiz :mad:

    That is why I'm also waiting to order the Google S4.
     
  8. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    No need to spend that much. Just grab a regular device at a cheaper price and watch the XDA wizards port those google edition ROMs over to regular devices :)
     
  9. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    exactly No thanks.. plus im now getting about a full day (24hrs) on a charge with moderate communication use. (zero game/ limited browsing) from a basic AOSP rom.


    graphics SUCK however.. Google S4 I need your rom!
     
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    This needs to come out ASAP. I want the ROM lol
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm certainly going to try it on my HTC One when the ROM is available. :)
     
  12. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Haven't seen these show up yet in the Playstore.......
     
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  14. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    They haven't even gone on sale yet haha. It will probably be about 12 est or 9 pst...same at the nexus 4
     
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    lol..... well I tried checking from here but I just get

    So couldn't verify if I wanted too :(

    Way to go Google. You can use us as a tax haven but can't even give us access to google devices ... :(:(
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    haha. I don't see these things selling out. This may sound silly, but I will buy one only if they come in black. If it is just the silver HTC and white s4, i'll wait.
     
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  18. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    =/ i hope the n4 is not an indication
     
  19. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    And the Nexus 7 debacle. We'll see if they learned anything...
     
  20. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Shouldn't be because there is already a flowing pipeline for GS4's.

    Software is the main difference and there is no reason why there should be massive shortages unless Samsung intentionally starved the supply chain which isn't remotely in their interest.
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    The bigger issue with the n4 was that everyone's orders were basically placed on back order no matter when you ordered. I got mine 5 days after ordering, but I had no idea if it was coming or not and google could not tell me anything. It was mainly a logistic issue on google's part. If something sells out, that is fine but be able to tell me so.

    My status on their website showed something along the lines of being back ordered and it was sitting an my doorstep
     
  22. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Agreed.
     
  23. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Just think what a company like Apple/Google with their software and tech could do combined with the logistical prowess of an Amazon......

    Not to say Apple generally has any trouble. They are pretty good about sorting out orders - even with selling 5+ million in a weekend. But Amazon is incredible with its order system.

    If I could get my Apple stuff (or Google if you like) through Amazon Prime, that'd be a dream.
     
  24. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I totally agree. Amazon is phenomenal. Order something by 6:00 pm and it is at your door the next day using prime free shipping (for the most part...sometimes it takes 2 days :)
     
  25. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I ordered some GRE study books yesterday and they are out for delivery today.....I was shocked and I always use Amazon Prime.....best $79/year I spend!
     

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