Samsung to release Galaxy S4 Google Edition
Samsung is reported to be prepping up a Galaxy S4 Google Edition, running a stock version of Android instead of the TouchWiz UI.
According to Geek.com’s sources, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GE (Google Edition) will sport the same looks and internal hardware as the original flagship. Only this time it will be TouchWiz-free and will run on stock Android Jellybean. Although backed by Google, it is not to be confused with its Nexus line of smartphones.
A stock Android running inside a Galaxy S4 may not appeal to some but it could offer some advantages. First would be the immediate OS updates as soon as a new version of Android is released. Second is a bigger internal storage by dropping gimmicky features and bloatware.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition is reported to be unveiled at the Google I/O later tonight and is expected to be available in the US starting June.