Although the Google Play Edition HTC One and Galaxy S4 handsets have already landed, I can’t help but wonder if we really need an even more fragmented Android platform.
The HTC One Google Play Edition was released yesterday, and although we already knew that it wouldn’t work on Verizon or Sprint, some new information has been revealed in regards to network compatibility with T-Mobile (Spoiler Alert: It’s not looking good for T-Mobile customers). Read on for more!
Some of the “normal” Galaxy S4 and HTC One models are already compatible with the Google Play edition software. Read on for more details!
The boot animation and live wallpaper found on the new Google Play edition phones are available to download and install on other devices. Read on for more details!
The One is a grand slam for HTC, and the Galaxy S4 is a healthy progression for Samsung’s feature lineup. What if those were Nexus devices?! The world wondered aloud, and looked crossly in the direction of LG’s subtle buzz generator.
The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions come with a revamped camera user interface. The APK file of the camera app has been posted online, making it possible for anyone to use it.
Google has released the GPL licensed source code files for the Google Play Edition handsets, however the binary drivers or the factory firmware images aren’t being published. This has raised some interesting questions about how new versions of Android will be released for these phones.
If you thought the version of Android installed on the Google Play Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One would be identical to AOSP, think again.
Not all Android smartphones are created equal. And yet most of the very best models that have ever come out have one common ingredient: the stock Android operating system. Here, we list the best ones yet. Can you think of some more?
A source with knowledge of the matter told Android Authority that one other “Google Edition” phone is coming this year, along with one X Phone.