Android 4.3 Jelly Bean can already be rooted, at least the leaked firmware version that’s already available, as Google is yet to announce and release the official version.
This week, we got a bunch of contradicting rumors about the Note 3, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2 landed, the Google Play Edition phones stirred some controversy, WSJ spilled the beans on Google’s plans for the rest of the year, and Android 4.3 leaked in all its glory.
The arrival of the Google Play Editions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One wasn’t without controversy. In this week’s Friday Debate, we talk about the Google Play Edition, and what they mean for the world of Android.
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.
Some of the “normal” Galaxy S4 and HTC One models are already compatible with the Google Play edition software. Read on for more details!
A new report says that the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition will get the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update at some point in July. 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.