Articles about Google Play Edition

Marshmallow Release For HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Delayed
Google no longer partners with OEMs on Google Play Edition devices but it did release a couple of models not too long ago, the idea was to have another set of devices that offered vanilla Android experience and were promised major software updates right after they were released for Nexus devices. Naturally many liked this proposition, they could get a high-end device from the likes of Samsung and HTC without […]

Android 5.1 For HTC One M7 Google Play Edition Released
HTC had previously confirmed that it will release the Android 5.1 update for the HTC One M8 and One M7 Google Play Edition variants. Last month the company followed through on its promise and released said update for the One M8 GPE. Now it’s the predecessor’s turn. Today Android 5.1 for HTC One M7 Google Play Edition has been released, it’s being sent out over-the-air as all software updates are […]

Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Android 5.1 Update May Arrive Soon
It has been quite a while since a new device arrived under the Google Play Edition moniker. Devices released under this program were sold unlocked and for full price, customers got unlocked bootloaders as well as the assurance that after Nexus devices GPE units would be next in line for major Android OS updates. Samsung’s only entry in the GPE program was the Galaxy S4 and according to a new report […]

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Gets Android 5.1
There is some good news for you today if you happen to own the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition. Google’s latest Lollipop update is now heading to your device. The company has released Android 5.1 for the HTC One M8 GPE units. It was only a couple of weeks ago when Android 5.1 was first released. As is the case with new Android updates it was first rolled out to Nexus smartphones and tablets.

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LG G Pad 8.3 GPE Gets Android 5.1 Lollipop
There aren’t that many devices out there that are running Android 5.1. Google released this version of Lollipop just a couple of weeks back and so far it has mostly been released for Nexus devices. LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition owners have something to look out for today though. Android 5.1 has been released for this tablet and it’s rolling out today.Even though there’s hasn’t been a new […]

Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Ends Its Run
Over the past year several Google Play Edition devices have ended their run on the Google Play Store, devices included the likes of HTC One (M7), Xperia Z Ultra, Moto G and even the LG G Pad 8.3, and now its the end of the road for Samsung’s Galaxy S4. The Google Play Edition of this smartphone is no longer available for purchase from the Google Play Store, it had […]

Android 5.0 For HTC One (M7) And (M8) Google Play Edition Released
Late last month we reported that the technical approval for HTC One (M7) and (M8) Google Play Edition’s Android 5.0 Lollipop update was expected soon. This meant that the update would likely be pushed out in the very start of December, but that didn’t happen. The release was hit by a couple of delays as Google had yet to approve the update. All of the obstacles are now out of the […]

HTC One (M7) And (M8) GPE Lollipop Technical Approval Expected Tomorrow
If you look at how Android updates are pushed out it is pretty easy to chart out the course. The first in line are Nexus smartphones and tablets followed by Google Play Edition units of different devices. Android 5.0 Lollipop has already been released for Nexus devices, it has even landed on LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, and now it appears that the update may soon make its […]

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition Receives Android 5.0 Update
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is gradually making its way to supported devices. The first devices to receive said update were Google’s Nexus smartphones and tablets, followed by the likes of Moto X and LG G3, in certain markets. It appears that the first Google Play Edition device to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop comes from LG. Countless reports have surfaced about Lollipop landing on the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play […]

HTC One Google Play Edition To Get Android 5.0 By Next Week
Google’s Nexus devices are usually the first to receive a major software update. After that the next in line are Google Play Edition devices. Even though the roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been shaken up a bit the GPE models are certainly on track to receive the latest update. HTC had previously said that the HTC One (M7) and (M8) GPE will get the Lollipop update soon, and […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Goes Missing
There are some of us out there who do not really mind using a smartphone which is one generation behind in terms of technology, as long as it fits our needs and purposes. For those who are rocking to the Android platform, you would most probably know that the Google Play Store does carry a fair number of devices on its own, including Google Play edition devices such as the […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition Spotted (Rumor)
The past does function as a pretty good indicator of what is to come in the future, and the same can be said about smartphones, too. We have seen the Samsung Galaxy S4 feature a Google Play Edition before (with various software updates arriving from time to time in order to make it keep up with the rest of the proverbial Joneses), and now, here is an alleged image of […]

Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition Price Cut By $200
Back in December last year Sony’s dust and waterproof phablet, the Xperia Z Ultra, got its very own Google Play Edition variant. At the time this device carried a price tag of $649 on the Google Play Store. It has come to our attention today that Google has significantly cut the price of the Xperia Z Ultra GPE.

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Goes On Sale For $699
Yesterday HTC’s 2014 flagship was formally announced. Customers can already buy The All New HTC One M8 from major U.S. carriers such as Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. T-Mobile is going to start selling it next month. HTC itself has started selling the flagship’s Developer Edition variant. Next up is the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition. Its product page surfaced yesterday and now it is available for purchase, though there […]

Moto G Google Play Edition Launched
Google has expanded its lineup of devices that offer the “Nexus” experience with the Moto G Google Play Edition. Announced today, the Moto G GPE brings unadulterated Android OS at an affordable price. The smartphone is available for purchase now through the Play Store. Motorola, a Google owned company, launched the Moto G last year. It has been well received, primarily due to the fact that it offers mid-range specifications […]

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition Gets Android 4.4.2 Update To Fix Uninstall Bug
Earlier we had reported that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition was being plagued by a rather odd bug that would prevent the user from uninstalling apps. App uninstallation is usually a straightforward and painless process which can be accomplished by either dragging the app to the trash bin icon, or head on over to the Google Play store and uninstall it from there. Well the good news […]

Galaxy S4 And HTC One Google Play Edition Receive Android 4.4.2 Update
Google rolled out the Android 4.4.2 update recently shortly after it had rolled out Android 4.4.1 for Nexus devices. Updates such as these are first rolled out for Nexus devices before they gradually make their way to devices manufactured by other OEMs. The benefit of owning a Google Play Edition device is that you’re much higher up the list, meaning that updates are rolled out for these variants soon after […]

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition Released
A couple of exciting announcements have been made today. As if one Google Play Edition device wasn’t enough, we have been treated to two in one single day! After LG officially announced the very first Google Play Edition tablet, its vanilla Android touting G Pad 8.3, Sony too has made a similar announcement, though about a smartphone. The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition has been released today.Sony Xperia Z […]

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition Tablet Is Now Official
After endless rumors about the LG V510 tablet, which was initially believed to be the Nexus 8, we now know what it really is. As we reported earlier today, the LG V510 is actually the Google Play Edition G Pad 8.3 tablet. LG is the first OEM to announce the very first Google Play Edition tablet, earlier this year the first two GPE smartphones were released. Starting today, the LG […]

LG V510 Is A Google Play Edition LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet
Over the past few weeks it has consistently been rumored that LG has a new tablet up its sleeve bearing model number LG V510. Without any official confirmation from the company itself, speculation was bound to heat up. It was believed that this is the new Nexus 8 tablet we have been hearing about for quite some time now. As it turns out, the tablet isn’t actually a Nexus 8. […]