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Sony Z Ultra GPe Joins Non-GPe Variant and Receives 4.4.4 Update

With the unveiling and release of Android L Developer Preview, Android 4.4.4 doesn't seem like such a big deal anymore. While many people are quick to speculate about their carrier/OEM's course of action with this latest variant of KitKat, many OEMs will undoubtedly skip this version altogether and go straight for L once it's released in late Fall or...

WOW: Moto G Google Play Edition Now Available, Starting at $179!

It's no secret that the highly regarded Moto G has been a major success ever since its launch a few months back. The device, which doesn't delude itself with false flagship aspirations still manages to deliver a fantastic user experience. And perhaps more importantly, it does this at a price that doesn't break the bank. Now, Google...

Android 4.4.2 KOT49H Now Rolling Out to the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Edition, OTA Captured!

Just yesterday, we wrote about how the HTC One Google Play edition had started to receive its Android 4.4.2 OTA and how the update links were captured for your sideloading pleasure. At that point, we knew it was only a matter of time before the same would be said for the Samsung Galaxy S 4...

[Update: OTA Available!] HTC One Google Play Edition Now Receiving Android 4.4.2 OTA, Framework and Kernel Source Available

Update: The OTA URL has now been captured for your sideloading pleasure, thanks to XDA Forum Member Sapplegater. Just a few short days ago, we saw Android 4.4.2 roll out to the current Nexus fleet. And two days after that, Google published the source code and factory restore images for this latest version. Now, we're happy to...

LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Devices Now Available

Two new devices have entered the Google Play edition family. They are the LG G Pad 8.3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Curiously, though perhaps indicative of Sony's commitment to provide a true Google experience, they've dropped the Xperia moniker in the Z Ultra. Both devices have landed in the Google Play Store, packing the...

Android 4.3 OTAs for HTC One and Galaxy S 4 Google Play Editions, Kernel Sources Available

Nine days after the release of Android 4.3, the update to the latest flavor of Jelly Bean has started rolling out to the Google Play editions of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One. Whether you're building AOSP-derived ROMs for their vanilla variants or are simply an end user of their aforementioned Google Play...

Google Editions: Lackluster or Leading Edge?

The interwebz are alight. Debate and argument is intense, following the launch of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Play editions. The Google Play edition moniker, for those  (such as I) who choose to reside under a rock, refers to the fact these devices come minus the manufacturer skins and modifications users are accustomed...

Google Play Edition ROMs for HTC One and Galaxy S 4

Earlier today, we wrote about HTC and Samsung releasing the GPL-compliant kernel source code for their respective Google Play edition flagships. We knew that it was only a (short) matter of time, however, before the firmwares would be repackaged for use on standard devices. The first repackaged Google Play edition firmware for the HTC One has landed. It comes...