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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]