HTC and Samsung have just uploaded their versions of the Android 4.4 source code for the Google Play Editions (GPE) of their respective flagships. While the source code for Android 4.4 has been freely available for a while now, these device-specific versions could help custom ROM makers fine tune and fix their code for those devices.
Tagged: google edition
Android 4.4 Kit Kat has begun arriving for the Google Play edition HTC One. The update is on the larger side, measuring in at a bit more than 300MB in size and is bringing Kit Kat along with a handful of specific features that should improve the overall performance of the handset. That being said, while the update has begun, it is important to remember that it will be rolling out in stages.
began receiving the JWR66Y security update earlier in the week. As of today that same JWR66Y security update has begun rolling out for the other Google Play edition handset -- the Galaxy S 4. While this update is small and focusing on security, this all builds upon the earlier Android 4.3 release which began rolling out for both handsets in the beginning of August.
HTC One has been progressing through the beta phase for a little while now. And as we had seen in the past, a separate version was in the works for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. This ROM had launched as an Indiegogo project and in a bit of good news for those who backed the campaign -- beta 1 will be arriving today.
LG finally announced and revealed their all-new and impressive looking flagship smartphone to take on the Moto X, Galaxy S4, and more. That being the new 5.2-inch LG G2. It's powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and there's no word when 4.3 will arrive, so our first thought was if they'd also offer a Google Play edition smartphone.
HTC has released the Android 4.3 kernel source code and other goodies for the Google Play edition of the One. The files, of which there are two have recently appeared on the HTCdev website. Those files include the Framework Support Files and Stock UI, which are sitting with notes about how these are kernel version 3.4.10.
announcement, to private beta and has just been released as a public beta. As we have been watching, this release was for the HTC One and it means users will be able to switch back and forth between the stock Android experience and the Sense UI experience. In addition we are also getting some details on an upcoming release for the Samsung Galaxy S 4.
Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition smartphone ships with Android 4.2, however it looks like the release of Android 4.3 is just around the corner. Of course, we are expecting Google to make the official announcement next week. That event is also expected to bring details of the Nexus 7 2, but for now it is all about Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S 4 and a second (newer) build has recently been posted on xda.
MoDaCo.SWITCH was that it was nearing a beta release. That release hasn't happened just yet, however it appears as if progress is still being made. Paul O'Brien recently announced that he has begun accepting requests from those looking to test out the first release of MoDaCo.SWITCH.