It was reported a couple of months ago that Android One handsets might finally be making their way to the United States. Lenovo-owned Motorola is believed to be getting ready to launch an Android One edition of the recently launched Moto X4. If a new report is to be believed, a rebranded HTC U11 Life is going to be the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer’s first Android One device.

According to reports, a variant of the device codenamed HTC “Ocean Life” is going to be released as the Android One edition. This variant will run on stock Android OS with very few HTC customizations. It’s going to ditch most of the HTC apps that are part and parcel of the company’s Android customization.

Serial Twitter leakster @evleaks has reiterated the rumor on Twitter and has even shared a render of the handset. It clearly shows that no HTC Android UI customization will be onboard. Users will get a stock Android experience with this device, that’s something that a lot of people really appreciate.

It’s unclear at this point in time if HTC is planning to release this variant of the handset in the United States. The rumor mill isn’t giving up on the hope that the handset will eventually make it Stateside as well.

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