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It has merely been over a week since Google announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The update was immediately rolled out for Nexus branded devices, though it was known that the Google Play Edition smartphones will also receive the update soon. Android 4.3 for HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition has now been released. The update will be rolled out over the air, if you haven’t already received a notification yet, you’re going to be prompted about a pending update in the very near future.

The reason why both of these Google Play Edition devices are receiving the update so soon as opposed to conventional HTC One and Galaxy S4 units is because both of them run stock Android, like Nexus devices do. Which means that there’s no carrier testing to be done on them, which is usually one of the major reasons behind the delay of a new firmware’s release. Android 4.3 enables the IR blaster on HTC One and enables Bluetooth tethering on the Galaxy S4. Android 4.3 is a minor update, it brings only a handful of improvements and enhancements.

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Diagonal (inches)5"4.7"
Megapixel13-MP4-MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh2300 mAh
Processor NameExynos 5 Octa 5410Snapdragon 600
RAM Options2GB2GB
Street Price$296 Galaxy S4 on Amazon$150 One (M7) on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S4 Full specs and detailsOne (M7) Full specs and details
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