It's a Nexus in Galaxy S4 clothing!
Google's got a lot going on at I/O today, including a three hour keynote to break down the company's plans for the next year. Among the announcements was the unveiling of a Galaxy S4 running stock Android. That's right -- you'll soon be able to snag a GS4 without Samsung's Touch Wiz user interface sitting on top of the Android installation.
Google says the GS4 running stock Android will be sold unlocked via the Google Play Store for $649 come June. It's the GSM LTE model, which means it's only AT&T and T-Mobile friendly so Verizon users will have to consider switching if they want to get their hands on this phone. It'll be running Android 4.2 and, similar to Google's Nexus line, updates will come directly from Google. It will also have a fully unlocked bootloader.
Samsung's Galaxy S4 launched less than a month ago and boasts a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED PenTile display, either an octa-core Exynos 5 or quad-core Snapdragon CPU (depending on the region in which you're buying the device), 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel camera up front, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a 2,600mAh battery.
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