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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsMobile Phones & Plans · 7 years ago

Whats the difference between a android and a google play edtion cellphone?

Whats the difference between a android phone And a google play phone beside the the google play editions being limited edtion cellphones

3 Answers

  • Nick
    Lv 5
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Basically. A normal Android phone from maunfacturers such as HTC, Samsung or Lg. They have ui overlays or skins which they put on top of the stock android user interface. With those phones you never get stock android ui or updates immediately. With the Google play edition devices. You get a copy of totally stock android (no manufacturer ui) and updates before the standard manufacturer phones. The only type of phone that gets updates before the Google play edition devices are the Nexus devices. They also run totally stock android and were specifically built around the stock android platform. They are the first devices in inline for android updates. They are also a lot cheaper than the Google play edition devices and the standard manufacturer ones because it's not really focused on metal shells etc Although the Nexus 5 has a better screen, processor and better customisation that all of the phones from Samsung, HTC and Lg. It's also roughly £250 cheaper than all of those manufacturer's flagship phones!

    Get a Nexus 5. It's pure google, used by android software engineers and developers across the world. Has powerful hardware for the price.

  • 7 years ago

    Let me put it like this...

    Android is the operating system like the IOS in Iphone ,many manufacturers like Samsung,htc,lg etc... have android phones and each of them modifies and changes the looks of their android but the google play edition has the original look of android

    So lets just say the Google play editions are more classic and plain simple.

  • 7 years ago

    Every device manufacture do some modification in the OS but a mobile with Google Play edition has nothing modified. Its OS is as same as provided by Google.

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