HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE officially get Android 4.4 KitKat from today

Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition

We saw Samsung and HTC post KitKat kernel sources for their Google Play edition devices yesterday and it has naturally led to the official Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update for both the devices starting its roll out today. Google announced this officially through their Android Google+ account and it seems like the devices will start getting the update anytime now. Both the devices had their own KitKat versions ready for a while now, but the green signal has been officially lit and hence these devices now join the ranks of Nexus 5, nexus 4, 7 and Moto X as the only devices running Android 4.4 KitKat right now.

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Samsung S-View Cover on the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, it works

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition was launched with much anticipation, as to how it will work and how the updates will roll out. While the immediate roll out of 4.3 inspired confidence there was always a worry that buying the S4 Google Play Edition will strip out all the important features of TouchWiz. While that still stands true, we found that one neat feature of the TouchWiz enabled S4 still works for the Google Play Edition, and that is the S4 View Cover functionality. We snapped the S4’s S-View Cover on to the S4 GPE and shot a quick demo of it for you –

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Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One with stock Android goes sale on Google Play in USA

Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition

Google has started selling the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One running stock Android. in the U.S through the Google Play. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition was announced the Google I/O last month and the HTC One running stock Android was announced at the end of last month. Both these phones run on stock Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Google is calling these the Google Play edition and the phones would automatically receive updates of the latest Android software. Both the phones are Unlocked and contract free. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One with stock Android goes sale on Google Play in USA”