LG took the wraps off of its powerhouse G2 Android smartphone yesterday, which quickly raised questions as to whether or not a “Pure Android” Google Play Edition of the smartphone is on the way. The answer, as it turns out, is no.
“As of right now, LG doesn’t have any plans for a Google Play Edition,” the company told Android Community. “The focus for the G2 is penetration through carriers. That however could change down the road.” HTC and Samsung both offer Google Play Editions of flagship smartphones, including the One and Galaxy S4. We understand LG wants to focus on getting the G2 to every major carrier in the U.S. – no easy feat, for sure – though we would love a taste of that Snapdragon 800 chip running on pure Jelly Bean.
The G2 will launch on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the United States, though pricing is still up in the air.