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Android 4.3 build JWR66V leaks for the Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition

The 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 for HTC One beta signup goes live

Last we heard on the topic of 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.

HTC One MoDaCo.SWITCH shown in video teaser

Paul O'Brien began teasing something called MoDaCo.SWITCH a short while back and while we saw a bit of detail and a screenshot at that time, there is now a video available. But first, MoDaCo.SWITCH will be available for the HTC One and it will allow users to (as the name would imply) switch. In this case the switch would be between Sense and the Google Play edition.

Android 4.3 spotted on the HTC One at Bluetooth SIG

At this point it's all but confirmed the next version of Android will be 4.3 Jelly Bean, but we're still waiting for it to arrive. After missing in action at Google I/O, it has shown up here and there but nothing has been made official. We've been seeing Android 4.3 a lot lately, and today have one more sighting of the latest OS clearing the Bluetooth certification process.

HTC One ‘Switch’ takes you from Sense to a Google edition

The popular and famed Android modder Paul O'Brien is cooking up something pretty neat for all you HTC One fans and owners. He's calling the new feature the MoDaCo Switch, and it will allow users to seamlessly switch from the stock HTC Sense UI software on the One to vanilla Android. Essentially turning your regular HTC One into the Google Play edition.

Huawei Ascend P6 Google Edition a “possibility”

The HTC and Samsung Google Edition handsets arrived in the Play Store earlier in the week and while there has been rumors of similar handsets from other manufacturers, it now looks as if there may be one coming from Huawei. There has yet to be an official announcement, however Kevin Ho, the president of the handset product division at Huawei has recently been talking about the device.

Google Play Edition camera and wallpapers arrive [Download]

After Google released the completely stock Android 4.2.2 powered Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One "Google Play Edition" phones to the Play Store yesterday, many were excited to see a few neat new things. The devices have a custom (Android 4.3) looking Camera, one which will probably head into the Play Store (like the keyboard) as well as the red phase beam live wallpaper. Today we have both available for you right now.
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