HTC's rumoured U11 Life to get an Android One variant

Joanna Estrada
September 13, 2017

Following that we also reported that Lenovo sub-brand Motorola was also planning to introduce its first Android One smartphone (modified X4) in the United States. We hope, more manufacturers join the Android One initiative so that more people could have devices with proper regular updates and won't get stuck on a single version forever.

While we don't have the timeline laid out at the moment, the United States is nearly definitely looking at a Project Fi-supporting Moto X4 in the coming months, with an Android One version of the as-yet unannounced HTC Ocean Life also reportedly headed to unspecified markets by the end of the year. This is similar to how Xiaomi released the Mi A1 in China with MIUI 9 and Android One in other countries with stock Android.

The freshly surfaced image showcases what looks like a fairly standard Sense UI, which will be substantially toned down for the Android One edition. It was called one of the failed programs from Google.

We don't know exactly what is happening in terms of Google's Android One program, but a lot of major smartphone brands are now gearing up to launch Android One smartphones in the near future.

This new device is from HTC will be the HTC Ocean_Life according to two reliable leakers and it will run on stock Android.

Evan Blass chimed in to confirm the information and shared a picture (ab0ve) of the Ocean Life running HTC's Sense interface.

Specifications of the HTC Ocean Life smartphone were leaked earlier. The smartphone is suggested to come with a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, 16-megapixel cameras both at the front and rear, IP67 certification, Bluetooth 5.0, 2600mAh battery and the company's unique Edge Sense and USonic technology. Motorola is expected to take the same route, by rebranding the Moto X4. Given that T-Mobile will carry the Sense U11 Life, at least some of the technical legwork for the Android One version will be done anyway.

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