The move comes less than a month after Samsung and Google made a similar announcement for the Galaxy S4.
Unlike the version that uses HTC's own Sense overlay, the new Nexus model will start with stock Android 4.2.2 and receive updates directly from Google first, just like other Nexus phones and tablets.
Under the hood, the device is exactly the same, running on a powerful quad-core Snapdragon S600, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 4MP UltraPixel camera and front-facing speakers.
For the time being, the device will be U.S-only, just like the Galaxy S4, and will work on GSM networks. The SIM is unlocked and the bootloader is unlockable.
Google will make the phone available in the Play Store on June 26th for $599.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 May 2013 19:36