Jul 8th, 2014

Google Play edition page

Call it a little summer cleaning or whatever you like, but it seems Google is finally ready to call it quits on a few of the Google Play edition devices listed in the Play Store. Let’s all bid a fond farewell to the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition, Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition, and HTC One (2013) Google Play edition — all of which have been officially removed, not only from the Google Play edition landing page, but Google’s support page as well.

Guess that’s a pretty good indication these devices wont be coming back anytime soon and while we don’t have any official numbers, something tells us these items were never selling very well to begin with. With rumors of Android Silver looming on the horizon, it’s possible the few devices that remain — HTC One M8, Motorola Moto G, and Samsung Galaxy S4 — we’ll see them joined by a few new comers (or the Google Play edition scrapped entirely).

Which reminds us, just where the heck is the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play edition?

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