Just last month Google Play Edition-versions of mobile devices such as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, LG G Pad 8.3, HTC One M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4, was not available in the company’s online store Google. Today, the Internet giant announced the termination of their sales in Google Play. Write about employees Publishing.
Today Google officially removed from sale Sony Xperia Z Ultra, LG G Pad 8.3 and HTC M7, leaving only the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One M8 and Moto G. Rumor has it that soon will disappear from the market last year and the flagship of Samsung’s “pure “Android, and he will be replaced by Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition, which is expected in the coming months.
Official reasons why Google stopped selling the above devices are unknown. It is possible that abandon their sales was decided due to low demand and due to the release of the next generation of devices in a series of Google Play Edition. There is an opinion that the company refuses to do GPE line in favor of a certain project Android Silver, rumors of which first appeared a few months ago.
It should be noted that neither the appearance nor the technical characteristics GPE-mobile version devices do not differ from the original models. The only difference is that they are running a clean version of the Android OS without additional shells, add-ins and interfaces that are added to the firmware handset manufacturers. On a par with standard smartphones and tablets from the Nexus line of devices Google Play Edition series among the first to receive all updates Android.