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.
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.
We take a look at the best Android smartphones available in the United States in June 2013, on contract and off contract, budget or high end.
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.
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.
Google’s Sundar Pichai just announced the long rumored HTC One “Google Edition” – the device will run Android 4.2.2 AOSP and will be available starting June 26.
In this Friday Debate, we discuss the new Google Edition Android flagships and what they mean for the Android ecosystem. Join us in the comments.