Google announces Samsung Galaxy S 4 with stock Android 4.2, launching June 26 for $649

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| May 15, 2013

Google Samsung Galaxy S 4 stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Love the Samsung Galaxy S 4, but not so into TouchWiz? Google's got what you need. The company just announced that it plans to release a new version of the Galaxy S 4 that runs a stock version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device will work with AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE in the U.S., come with 16GB of built-in storage (with microSD slot for additional memory) and will come with an unlockable bootloader. Additionally, Google promises that it will receive prompt software updates.

So when can you get one? Unfortunately, you've got a little bit of a wait ahead of you, as Google says that its stock Android-toting Galaxy S 4 will be from the Google Play Store on June 26 for $649. That's quite a bit pricier than the 16GB Nexus 4, which Google is currently selling for $349, but the Galaxy S 4 does come with a slightly higher-end spec list that includes a 1080p display and 13-megapixel camera. What do you all think of this Google-fied Galaxy S 4? Will you be opening up your wallet for one next month?