Are you not such a fan of the Samsung Galaxy S4's TouchWiz user interface and would rather have stock Android instead when you purchase the new Sammy flagship? Rumor has it that you might be able to since Samsung might be coming out with a Galaxy S4 Google Edition, which would be running on the stock version of the latest Android.
We've recently compared the two UI and most say they prefer pure Android. So far, this is only a rumor (though we are fairly certain of this one) since we don't exactly know what goodies will be divulged at the Google I/O. The event kicks off this coming morning in San Francisco (6 PM Berlin time for us). However, if this scoop is true, we could be looking at getting a Google Galaxy S4 headset running on the latest Android update.
This will have a major appeal for those die-hard Android users out there who love stock Android and won't touch anything else. This could launch Samsung ahead of the competition in that the company would get the newest Android version much earlier than any other manufacturer. The Korean company already got Android 4.2.2 before HTC did, since the latter only stocked its flagship the HTC One with Android 4.1.2 combined with a promise that an update would come very soon.
According to the Geek.com, the pure Android Open Source Project version fo the Galaxy S4 is still in its preparation stages and will be unveiled during the I/O keynote. It will also be available starting in June, coming to expectant Android lovers on T-Mobile bands. This tops the list of Google I/O predictions that we've heard so far, which includes Android 4.3 and updated versions to Nexus 4, 7 and 10. Stay tuned tonight as we cover the event live. (If you're not sure what you prefer, TouchWiz UX 2.0 or stock Android 4.2, take a look at our comparison).