News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday August 08, 2013.
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Google has managed to convince Samsung and HTC to sell their flagship smartphones with standard Android software rather than their own user experiences, but don't expect LG to do the same for its recently announced G2 smartphone. Though the LG G2 made its debut yesterday, questions have already been asked about whether the company might introduce a Google Play Edition similar to the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4. The short answer is no, but maybe. Ken Hong, head of LG PR, issued the following statement to Android Community:
"As of right now, LG doesn?t have any plans for a Google Play Edition. The focus for the G2 is penetration through carriers. That however could change down the road."
It should come as no surprise that LG would be non-committal about a Google Play Edition LG G2. The GP versions of the Galaxy S 4 and One came weeks after the launch of their standard versions, and LG has yet to clarify when and where the standard G2 models will go on sale. LG said it plans to launch in more than 100 countries in the next three months. The G2 has some unique hardware features and a ton of software additions, so LG is going to focus its resources and attention on that for the time being. If that hardware captures your attention but the software doesn't, you may be waiting a while before learning if an LG G2 Google Play Edition is in the cards.source: Android Community, via: PocketNow
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.