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[DailyTech] HTC Considering Stock Android based One

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HTC is now reportedly considering offering a version of the popular HTC One smartphone that lacks the unloved Sense user interface. Multiple sources are now indicating that HTC has a software build in the works for a plane HTC One running nothing but Android 4.2.2.

Considering how my One X with Sense 4+ consumes 768mb out of 1gb of RAM on idle, it could speed thing up smile.gif
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The new Sense actually doesn't look awful, but nothing can beat stock Android.

Too bad it'll probably take years before this phone ends up on Virgin Mobile
    
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If they do this hopefully it has the same hardware and can be flashed to normal HTC Ones. I'd love that.
    
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If they do this, that would absolutely make the One a much nicer phone over the TouchWiz on the S4. About time they got their heads out of their collective arses and listened to their customers.
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The more stock Android the better. This means more choices for me when I decide to upgrade from my Nexus 4. Can't stand all the UI skins from the manufacturers.
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The more stock Android the better. This means more choices for me when I decide to upgrade from my Nexus 4. Can't stand all the UI skins from the manufacturers.

This!
    
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they should have done this along side samsung at google IO....HTC when will you learn? you have the best products out there but literally the worst execution.
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Originally Posted by kakik09 View Post

Considering how my One X with Sense 4+ consumes 768mb out of 1gb of RAM on idle, it could speed thing up smile.gif

Actually since android is linux based it operates differently from windows based machines. 768mb of ram used on android doesn't mean that more free ram will speed things up. Ram allocation is totally different.

Back on topic though, I bought the One and love it. Running a custom Sense 5 rom and am actually enjoying it. I really don't know if I would switch over to a pure android version, although I ran CM 10 on my Samsung Galaxy S II because I wasnt a fan of Touchwiz.

Also will be interesting to see how boomsound and the camera works with vanilla android.

Either way though, I hope they go for it. Sell it for $600 to undercut the S4 variant and hopefully gain market shares. It is truly a wonderful phone.
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HTC Needs a Nexus Device to get back on Top.
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They need to. Sense 5 is a resource hog.
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