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LG G Pad 8.3 and HTC One Google Play editions are receiving Android 4.4.2 right now

LG G Pad 8.3 and HTC One Google Play editions are receiving Android 4.4.2 right now
Wasn't it just a few days ago that the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition launched with Android 4.4 installed? The stock Android slate together with the HTC One GPe (that's Google Play edition for the uninitiated) are both receiving an update to Android 4.4.2 late Friday. The software update is being sent out OTA although you can also try pulling out the update manually from the Settings application.

Those with the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition will find that Android 4.4.2 brings nothing more than a few bug kills and some small UI improvements. The update for the slab weighs in at 52MB. Screenshots showing the HTC One GPe "About Screen" show the device with the most recent Android build installed. Earlier on Friday, HTC posted the kernel source and framework support files for the device's Android 4.4.2 update, foreshadowing this evening's rollout.

Android 4.4.1 just recently was pushed out for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10. For the lone smartphone in that group, the build brought improvements to the camera. Android 4.4.2 is supposed to fix an issue that Nexus devices are having with SMS messages and also removes a hidden privacy feature called App Ops. This has been a part of all Android builds since 4.3 and was designed to help Android users better control what kind of data Android apps could collect while installed on your phone. Google said that App Ops could break some apps if left as part of the OS, and was released by mistake.

With the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe and the HTC One GPe apparently both receiving Android 4.4.2 on Friday night, it might be a good time for those with the Samsung Galaxy S4 GPe to see if the update is rolling out to that model as well. Let us know by dropping a comment in the box below.


source: DroidLife (1), (2) via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 13 Dec 2013, 22:36 1

1. sapplegater (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2013)


hrrp://android.clients.google.com/packages/data/ot​a/google_htc_m7_generic/0fd76b215965552cac74cd68e9​7393244b330fc6.OTA_M7_UL_K44_STOCK_UI_MR_Google_WW​E_3.62.1700.1-3.58.1700.5_release_343526.zip

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 22:57

2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


*Android 4.4.1 for Nexus 5, Nexus 7(2013) and Nexus 10

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:27

3. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


This is what Google Play Editions provide you : No bloatware, speedy updates and no lags.. Well, lags are preety much avoided in 4.4 but because of no bloatware, probability is much decreased..

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:44 3

4. vandroid (Posts: 300; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


There's bloatware on my htc one and while it ran on 4.2 there was no lag or freezing same with 4.3

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 21:54

6. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


Yeah, I was basically giving reference to *TouchWiz*

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 11:55

7. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I think the GPAD is great. Easy to use and super fast. Good battery life too. Pairs up very nice with the G2.

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