Google to sell Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock "Nexus" OS

Google S4

Google will release its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a stock Android OS, bringing the Nexus experience to the Galaxy S4.

The "Google Galaxy S4" is due for release on June 26th and will be available to buy via Google Play for a cool $649.

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Google says the move will bring the "Nexus user experience" to th S4 and give users the chance to enjoy the purest form of the Android OS on a non-Google device.

If you choose to buy this device, it will also ensure you get the latest Android OS versions as soon as they come out. The device will ship with Jelly Bean 4.2, the latest version of Android, and the bootloader unlocked.

The Google take on the Galaxy S4 applies to the 16GB model, comes with LTE support, meaning it's the Snapdragon/Qualcomm model S4, and is on T-Mobile and AT&T in the US.

No official confirmation on the Google Samsung Galaxy S4 release date or price in the UK as yet.

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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).