HTC One M9: Biggest Mistake Was Google Play Edition

Let’s face it, there isn’t a good chance that the HTC One M10, or the HTC 10, would be able to top the LG G5 or Samsung Galaxy S7. Those devices are just way more popular and the improvements they feature make the rumored specs for the HTC 10 look prehistoric.

HTC has reverted to a generic and conventional look with a better camera, fingerprint reader, and capacitive buttons.

However, what’s missing is a very special model that could mean the difference between survival and revival.

The HTC One M7 and M8 were great devices that had vanilla Android flavors, and that made all the difference. Skipping over the Google Play Edition for the HTC One M9 didn’t get fans up in arms, but the silent disappointment was enough to weigh down on sales.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been an undying topic in the smartphone community. The fact that the HTC One M9 wasn’t presented the chance to get it as close as possible to the Nexus devices means that it missed out on a golden opportunity to appeal to more consumers.

The buzz surrounding Android 7.0 N further underlines that point – being among the first few in line for Android updates is a huge plus point for any brand. If HTC could introduce again a Google Play Edition for the HTC 10, then the Taiwanese brand would boost its appeal significantly as it really doesn’t have much as going for it save for HTC Vive VR.

1 thought on “HTC One M9: Biggest Mistake Was Google Play Edition

  • I’d buy another HTC if uts GPE – if not it’ll be a nexus or s7.. no chance at another HTC flavor OS

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