Google Edition devices will depend on Samsung and HTC for kernel updates
posted by Michael H. / Jun 26, 2013, 8:35 PM
AnandTech has compared the About Device pages on the S4, One, and Nexus 4 and found that all three devices are using slightly different versions of the Android kernel.
In the end, it shouldn't cause too much of a problem, and the updates should still get pushed out to the devices far faster than we will see with the customized versions of the same hardware. It may not end up being as fast as Nexus updates, but at least we'll know exactly what the holdup will be.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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posted on Jun 26, 2013, 8:46 PM 6
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If it can't match the update speed compared to Nexus devices, the existence of these "Google Editions" is moot.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 11:41 PM 3
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I'm afraid OEMs won't push updates as fast as they should. I mean, people would see a clearer gat between OS upgrades start complaining about how OEM-modded Android suck at it.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 9:11 PM 0
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Doesn't seem to be worth double the price of the Nexus 4 now huh.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 9:24 PM 4
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I saw the preview yesterday on the verge about these 2 devices nothing special and still the same performance even though with stock Android unlike Nexus 4. The only thing better the camera and screen.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 12:44 AM 0
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Let not forget the removable MicroSD and battery along with 1080p screen for Samsung S4. Nexus 4 is no comparison with HTC one either.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 1:17 AM 2
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Nexus 4 has better GPU performance because it ´´only´´ has 768p display, which is more than enough, there is no way that you can see pixels on it. So Nexus 4 is the best phone for its price, why would I buy S4 or HTC one google editions for two times the price of Nexus 4.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 6:09 AM 0
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Doesnt matter much with Samsung coz they update their devices regularly & with great service. Problem is with HTC, coz it has a terrible history of providing updates.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 3:28 AM 0
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