If manufacturers or carriers ever needed evidence that 9to5google is not alone in wishing they’d lay off the overlays, new figures suggest that overlay-killer Go Launcher EX is now the 6th most popular Android app. The app allows you to set your own customised homescreen to replace that set by the manufacturer or carrier … expand full story
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Google now shipping stock Android S4 and HTC One handsets
The Google Edition Samsung S4 and HTC One handsets which went on sale for pre-order last month started shipping today as promised, reports Android Central.
In case you’ve been living under a rock the past couple weeks, these are the (mostly) “stock Android” versions of the phones. Same hardware, with the software as God and Google (HOLOYOLO) intended, for better or for worse. They’re SIM-unlocked, with full LTE support here in the U.S., and with just a superficial control over the bootloader, so they’re developer-friendly.
Our preference is for pure Android goodness every time, buy if you’re still wondering whether one of these handsets is the right choice for you, check out our review roundup.