Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for LG G Pad 8.3, HTC One Google Play editions rolling out

by: Chris SmithDecember 13, 2013

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The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is already rolling out for two Google Play edition devices including the newly launched LG G Pad 8.3 and the “old” HTC One.

According to Droid-Life, both updates are currently available out over the air (OTA), but if you didn’t get a notification you can manually check for updates. The Android 4.4.2 build for the tablet measures 52MB, just like the Android 4.4.2 updates that were made available for other Nexus devices in previous days.

Droid-Life says that earlier today HTC posted the kernel source and framework support files for the HTC One Google Play edition. Soon after that, the first reports have started to come in saying that the update was indeed rolling out.

Interestingly, the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition is yet to receive its Android 4.4.2 update, although Samsung’s corresponding update will probably follow soon.

The Android 4.4.2 update was release shortly after Google launched Android 4.4.1, which brought camera improvements to the Nexus 5 and other fixes. Among various bug fixes, Android 4.4.2 also fixes an SMS issue with Nexus devices and “loses” the hidden, unofficial App Ops feature.

Have you purchased an LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition tablet – formerly considered to be Google’s next Nexus 8/10 device?

  • Androidway

    Wow faster than I thought because these aren’t Nexus devices.

    • MadCowOnAStick

      they’re gpe devices though

  • Steven A.
  • Amine Elouakil

    HTC is killing it with updates, and the G Pad was a suprise tho

  • Nadeem Ansari

    Just read the full review of the latest LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition right here

  • Zman

    Mine is between Louisville, KY and my house in southern, CA. Anxiously awaiting it’s arrival. My friend has a Nexus 7…he said “too small-no memory card slot. My daughter has a Galaxy 10.1, she says it’s too big and heavy to hold for any length of time. So, an 8” is perfect…I HOPE! Also would never consider anything without a memory card slot and a GPE, can it get any better.

  • Harry

    Yes I did. Love the form factor. Love stock android. However I do see some remnants of lg (qremote has a SPK that spouses to be a soon Stub?). I can see the is blaster but can’t find apps to use it. Tried the real qremote shop taken from a g2 and it would not install for some reason. Apart from that it is reasonably snappy and being able to hold a usable screen size in one hand is great. Funding accessories has Bern a small problem too☺☺☺☺:-)

  • jack

    pathetic android fanbois begging for an updated version of their OS and being let down… even when it comes out they shit in their pants cuz they don’t know if their device will be bricked

    • Azeem

      You cannot brick your phone if you install the right firmware…

    • xspirits

      The pathetic ones are the haters. Everybody is free to love an OS, without having to harm or be harmed by others’ opinion.

  • jed

    you can win the LG G2 in Yugatech’s index finger challenge