“We’re currently examining the best way to support early adopters of the One if they want an AOSP ROM, but we don’t have anything to announce yet,” a company spokesperson told TechnoBuffalo. The statement suggests that current HTC One owners may be able to convert their smartphones via a future download. This could be great news for international One owners since the Google Edition will only be sold in the U.S. (at least at launch).
Following endless speculation and straight-faced denial of the rumors by HTC, a Google Edition of the One was officially announced yesterday. The phone will feature HTC’s hardware, including support for Beats Audio, while running the same pure Android experience offered on Nexus devices. The device will cost $599 when it hits the U.S. market on June 26.