If you are one of those people who pre-ordered the Google edition of HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4, here is some good news for you. It has been revealed that the shipments have begun, right on time. In case you are wondering, there is no difference in the hardware of the devices, other than the fact that it runs stock Android. If you are pre-order, you should receive an email about it sometime today.
However, the only advantage these phones have over their counterparts is that they will receive updates faster. As we already know, all the major updates first land on Google Edition smartphones before they are released for any other handset. This is due to the fact that after Google pushes the updates to specific carriers and companies, they customize the software according to their own needs adding stuff like Sense or TouchWiz etc. and then it is pushed. This is one of the reasons why the carrier or company locked phones face delay in updates.
Now, it up to you to decide whether you want to go for the Google Editions of those smartphones or the ones with TouchWiz or Sense. In case you are confused and thinking about buying HTC One, Amazon is offering a deal on 32GB HTC One that is available at $49.99 with 2-year contract on their supported carriers (AT&T and Sprint)