Google Brings Stock Android to Samsung and HTC

Probably in an effort to address its fragmentation problem, Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) will begin selling a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One that runs "clean" versions of Android, unfettered by build-ons offered from the respective smartphone makers. The devices will come directly from Google, meaning they won't be eligible for carrier subsidies, nor will they have attached contracts. Only T-Mobile and AT&T will be picking up coverage for these devices.

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