According to multiple reports, the Galaxy S4 “Nexus” edition smartphone announced at the I/O 2013 might be the T-Mobile variant of this smartphone that simple has a modified software. T-Mobile’s S4 variant was chosen to be made Nexus edition Galaxy S4 that touts the stock version of Android OS.
Google plans to start selling this smartphone through Play Store unlocked for $649 on June 26th. In addition to running a stock version of Android OS, the device will have its bootloader unlocked, which would make it easier for those who wish to flash custom Android ROMs. Even though its the T-Mobile variant, this smartphone will be able to support both AT&T and T-Mobile LTE networks.
Google has also said that the Galaxy S4 Nexus edition will receive software updates promptly like other Nexus smartphones do. The best thing about stock Android OS is that it doesn’t have all the bloatware that carriers ship smartphones with or the skins that manufacturers bake on top on the core Android OS, such as Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.