Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play editions start to receive Android 4.4 update

Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play editions start to receive Android 4.4 update
According to a post on Android's Google+ page, both the HTC One Google Play edition and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition have started receiving their update to Android 4.4 beginning on Monday night. The update is being sent out in staggered fashion which means that not everyone will be receiving the chocolatey build of the OS on the same day.

The update to Android 4.4 brings a number of new features including an improved UI, the merging of your MMS and SMS messages on Hangouts, support for closed captioning, the ability to remotely wipe your phone with Android Device Manager, an improved camera app, longer battery life and more.

Recently we showed you a leaked document that showed that the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will receive the Android 4.4 update in January. Considering that the update will need to undergo some carrier testing, we could see Android 4.4 hit the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the states sometime after the turn of the year, hopefully by the time Q1 is over. Meanwhile, HTC One owners in the U.S. and the U.K. with a carrier branded model are supposed to be updated to Android 4.4 sometime in the first month of the year.

source: +Android, XDA via Engadget, AndroidCentral



1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

I hope we see a Play Edition S5 and M8 next year. Only thing missing is a Sony Play Edition device as well.


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Why this google play phones not available in my country ( most of the countries ).. ??

3. flame-of-nova

Posts: 3; Member since: May 15, 2013

Just buy a regular one and flash it into a GPE

4. euhm1

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Does the 4.4 update of the S600 GS4 add support of the new "DSP Tunneling" feature that google has advertised ? Or is this really something only supported by S800 smartphones ?

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