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Google Play Edition phones won’t get the Nexus update treatment

In case you weren't aware of the news, today Samsung and HTC both launched their respective flagship top-tier smartphones on the Google Play Store running stock Android. Originally called Google Edition phones, now the Play Store has them listed as "Google Play editions" and we're learning they might not get the update treatment we all thought.

OPPO Find 5 Google Edition smartphone teased

Google Edition phones seem to be a popular topic lately. We saw Google announced the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Google Edition during I/O. That of course was followed by an announcement of the Google Edition HTC One. These devices feature the same hardware specs, but they will be running a vanilla Android installation and therefor be eligible for quicker updates. More recently though, it looks like the folks at OPPO have begun teasing a Google Edition handset of their own.
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