If you were waiting for the Google Edition of HTC One (M8) to come available. This is it. Today is your day. The stock Android running HTC One (M8) has now landed on Google’s Play store.
Unlike the regular model, the Google Play edition of new HTC One doesn’t have any customized skin or software tweaks. It features same software to any other Google Play edition phone.
The difference between the Google Play model and regular model is that of software modification. The Google Play models have zero software modifications and receive faster operating system updates than regular models.
According to the details included in the listings, the new model is priced at $699 and will start shipping in 2-3 weeks. However, the new HTC One (M8) is available in Google Play store US version only. With the introduction of new HTC One (M8), the old model (M7) is moved to $499.
In related news, if you are looking for the phone with HTC proprietary software and features. HTC One (M8) has gone on sale through all major US carriers for $199.99 with a 2-year contract. The sans contract model is also available for about $699.99.