Google Play edition (pure Android) devices went on sale last week on the Google Play Store, and they have started shipping this week. Google sent us a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition so we can give you a quick unboxing of the device.
The Google Play edition features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and maintains all of the same hardware aspects of the S4, but just without TouchWiz. Sure you’ll be without all the TouchWiz enhancements, but you should certainly receive Android updates quicker.
Originally meant for developer’s, the stock Android variant of the Galaxy S4 is now available to all consumers through the Google Play Store for $649.