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Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition finally gets Android Lollipop

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is finally getting the much-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop. This means the smartphone will be a lot sweeter as the software update has started to roll out. Last year's flagship phone from the South Korean giant was the first GPE device but is now among the last ones to get a taste of the sweet Lollipop. This brings new platform features to the bestselling Galaxy S4 but it will only be the Android 5.0.0 and not the 5.0.1 update recently released. The preview we saw earlier this month was true after all.

Android Lollipop finally (really) arrives for HTC One M7 and M8 GPE

It took its sweet time but weeks after they announced it originally, Android Lollipop is coming to the lucky owners of HTC One M7 and M8, but just the Google Play Editions. There were some delays due to a "re-spin" of the final build, although the OEM did not fully explain what that retooling was, but the important thing now is that users will finally get their gadgets Lollipop-ized.

HTC One M7, M8 Google Play Edition to get Lollipop on Friday

We understand everybody is hustling to get Android 5.0 out to their flagship devices, but Google Play Editions usually get updates a bit faster than the regular versions. Owners of HTC One M7 and M8 Google Play Editions were a bit excited at the update, especially as HTC teased that it might arrive early this week. Well, scratch that.

Rumored Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition might arrive with Android Lollipop

Of course, the latest Android smartphones getting a taste of Lollilop is imminent. It’s just a matter of when or how soon phone makers and carriers will roll out the update. We’re still rooting for the Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition to be released soon but it’s taking Google some time. We don’t know why but at least we know that a Lollilop-powered Galaxy S5 will be available soon together with new Nexus phones.

More devices getting Google Now launcher support

The Google Now launcher was probably the pick of the bunch of features that launched with Android 4.4 Kitkat (you can argue that point with us, of course), and it became all the more better when Google started peddling the launcher to other devices other than those bearing the Nexus prefix through the Google Play Store. After the app’s recent update, we bet more people will be happier because of the apparently wider range of devices supported.

Moto G GPe gets Android 4.4.4 update

As Google started slowly rolling out its 4.4.4 update, the guessing game as to when certain gadgets will get it has begun. Well Moto G Google Play edition owners will not have to wait any longer (or wait a little longer, in some cases) as Motorola has started a staged OTA rollout of the update. They will be taken straight from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 since they did not even receive the earlier update that Google sent out a few weeks before.
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