Galaxy S 4 GPe Joins HTC One GPe, Receives KitKat OTA

Galaxy S 4 GPe Joins HTC One GPe, Receives KitKat OTA

Earlier today, we talked about how the  Google Play edition finally received the Android 4.4 KitKat goods in official capacity thanks to an OTA update courtesy of our benevolent search overlords in Mountain View. This was just ten days after HTC’s Twitter account stated that the update was ready, pending Google’s approval. These events naturally made us wonder when the KitKat update would make its way over to the other GPe device, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 GPe. Thankfully, that day is today.

Just under two hours ago, Google announced on its official Android Google+ page that the update to Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling out to both Google Play edition devices. Just like we saw on the HTC One GPe’s  KitKat update, this release is essentially the same as what we’ve seen on the Nexus 5, with the exception of the missing Google Experience Launcher. But just as before, getting the launcher on your S4 GPe is incredibly simple. Just download the missing APK from the N5 factory images, side load the app, and profit.

Head over to the Samsung Galaxy S 4 forum and leave us a comment down below to get in on the discussion. And if you happen to spot the captured update link in the forums, don’t forget to send us a tip!

[Source: Official Android Google+]

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.