Android Authority Q & A – July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013
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Kris is answering questions about the LG G2's price, when the Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update is coming and much more in this installment of AA Q&A.

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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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Q:

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?

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A:

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.


Q:

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

A:

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.


Q:

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

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A:

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.


Q:

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

A:

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.


Q:

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

A:

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.


Q:

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

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A:

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.


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