Google Play Edition handsets get Android 4.3 update OTA
The OTA update weighs in at 150MB for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and 180MB for the HTC One. Among the changes in the new build are larger icons sizes for the widget panel on both phones, working infrared on the HTC One, Bluetooth tethering on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and a new background color on the latter for settings. We knew that the update was coming for the Galaxy S4 since the same JWR66V build had been tested on a Samsung Galaxy S4 on the AnTuTu benchmark site.
Google has kept its word so far for speedier updates on the phones. For those who opted for the Google Play Edition of the HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4, was it worth it to buy this version of the phone instead of paying the subsidized price for the carrier branded model? The Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is $649 from the Google Play Store while the Google Play Edition of the HTC One is $599.
source: AnandTech via Engadget