There really isn't any custom manufacturer skin, like Sense, that can match the clean look and fluidity that comes with stock Android. HTC knows this, and they, just like Samsung, include a Google Play Edition version in their flagship lineup.
In effect, these GPE variants put the Nexus experience directly on an HTC One M8, with the added bonus of being able to download Sense apps and taking advantage of advanced hardware. Additionally, GPE devices receive updates sooner than HTC would ever ship to their Sense builds. Only thing is, they cost $700!
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