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.
Google Play Edition phones contain new Camera, live wallpaper, and boot animation
An interesting new entry has appeared in Samsung’s Open Source Release Center database. Designated as the kernel source for a new device with model number GT-i9505G, it’s rumored to be Galaxy S4 Google Edition code.
Buying guide: Best Android phones – USA, June 2013
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?
Our source: three Google Edition phones and one X Phone are coming this year
The Galaxy S4 and HTC One with Nexus user experience have sent shockwaves through the Android community. But which phone should you buy on June 26th? Stick around as we analyze the two smartphones so that you can make the right decision.
In this Friday Debate, we try to answer the age old question - which is better, stock or skins? Each camp has some good arguments, but ultimately it may be just a question of taste. Still, that probably won't stop anyone from arguing.
“HTC One with Nexus User Experience” unveiled, will ship on June 26