HTC's biggest-selling phones of 2016 might not even bear its logo.
With less than a week to go before launch, Android fans are eagerly expecting Google's Pixel phones. But just a couple of months back, the idea of a fully Google-branded phone hadn't yet dawned, and instead the rumor mill swirled around two new HTC Nexuses. (Marlin and Sailfish, if you want to get really nerdy.
Google today released Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 and also shared some details on the timing for the platform's public launch. The biggest addition to the preview operating system is the availability of the Google Play Stor...
HTC will reportedly reverse course and offer a "Google Edition" HTC One phone, with the official announcement expected next week. That could give HTC a boost by getting more marketing help and making pure Android fans happier.
Are the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One Google Play Edition phones all that pure Android fans wanted? Yes.... and no. But that's to be expected because neither handset was designed with plain Android software in mind.