Android Authority Q & A – July 31, 2013

by: Kristofer WoukJuly 31, 2013
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Welcome to another installment of Android Authority Q & A. Each week we take questions from you, our wonderful readers and viewers, and answer them both here and in video form.

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Colin says: I just got a Galaxy S4 Active, and I know that Samsung makes a wireless charging kit for the regular S4. Do you think we’ll see one for the Active any time soon?

galaxy s4 vs galaxy s4 active aa active water resistance


I think that whether we see a wireless charging kit for the Galaxy S4 Active at all depends on how well it sells. If it sells really well, I’d say there’s a possibility that one could come out, probably a in few months.


Will615 asks: What do you think the price of the LG G2 will be?


It’s fairly likely that since the LG G2 is going to be the company’s new flagship, it will sell for a flagship price. I’d say around $699 off contract or $199 with a contract.


Android User asks: When will Android 4.3 come to the Samsung Galaxy S4?



If you’re talking the Galaxy S4 Google Play Editon, Google has said it will be coming “soon” but didn’t mention a specific date. A version of Android 4.3 leaked last month, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try it right now. Supposedly, it even works on the vanilla S4.


Kishor says: Hey Kris, I am looking forward to a purchase of unlocked mobile phone within $380 – $450. Do you have any suggestions?


There are a ton of good options at that price range. First, I’ve got to mention the Nexus 4, which is actually cheaper at only $299. If you don’t want that, your main options are either a midrange phone, and there are a lot of good ones (see our reviews for more info) or last-gen flagships like the Galaxy S3.


Vikramjit asks: Will the Samsung Galaxy Note3 have features like Air View and Air Gesture like the Galaxy S4?


I’m sure that it will, especially since plenty of people never even pull the S Pen out of its holster, but it will be interesting to see how it works with the S Pen.


Peter says: I’m in Bulgaria and I have a Nexus 4. When am I going to get the Android 4.3 update?

White Nexus 4


It should be coming very soon. For all I know, you might already have it by the time I’m answering this question. That said, Google is rolling out the update gradually, so if you’re not seeing it yet, it’s just a matter of time.


Join us next week for more questions and, of course, more answers! If you would like to, head over to the Q & A page to ask us some questions of your own.

  • Jay

    These Q & A’s are great, but why do people keep asking for ETA on updates and info about phones that aren’t even released yet??!!

    • najiy91

      its normal people ask.curiosity.

  • DiGrifter

    Hey, when will the Unlocked HTC One receive the Android 4.2.2 update?

  • Anthony Colombo

    Hey, Chris do you think the Samsung galaxy s3 will get 4.3 before November ?

  • Anthony Colombo

    And do you think the note3 will have exyonos 5 processor here in the states ?

  • Ruz

    I dont understand this wireless charging or wireless power technology.. Why should i have to touch the base of my mobile inorder to charge it? It should be actually know as touch based charging and not wireless charging. even though it touches the surface to charge still it cant lead to 100% efficiency which is very bad.

    To all the manufacturers “Dont waste your too much time on wireless technology unless you come out with the true one where i dont have to touch the surface or pin in the phone in any manner to charge. I can simply rest on my couch and charge the phone at the same time”

  • Yazeed A Abuzaid

    What is new with the last update for the galaxy s4 , the one for 4.2.2 , thank you for answering