Home

Share this Story

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Already Getting Android 4.4.3 (Updated: M7 and M8 Too)

galaxy s4 gpe 443

According to at least one proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, Google has already started rolling out Android 4.4.3 to the device. As you can see in both screenshots above, the update weighs in at a solid 156.2MB.

As we noted yesterday, stock Android 4.4.3 includes a newly skinned dialer, along with a slightly improved People app. The rest of the update is mostly behind-the-scenes bug fixes.

HTC One (M7) or (M8) GPE owners, seeing anything?

Update:  HTC One (M7) GPE is receiving it as well!

htc one m7 gpe 443

Update 2:  HTC One (M8) GPE now seeing the love as well.

one m8 gpe 443

Cheers @NotEged, Brett, Nicholas and @Nemicys!
  • William R. Washington

    Just updated my M8. Camera and WiFi no longer work. I am furious.

  • SamuriHL
  • Travillion

    Wow, GPE devices getting updates within 1 day of Nexus devices. The writing is on the wall for the Silver program. R.I.P. Nexus, I will miss your off-contract affordability :(

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

      Hopefully the Silver program will balance some sort of middle ground between Nexus and off contract flagship pricing. $650 is unacceptable to most people. $449 or even $499 would be fine for most people, anything higher isn’t going to see very well.

  • Guest

    The closer you are to stock, the quicker you receive updates apparently…

    http://motorola-blog.blogspot.com/2014/06/android-443-kitkat-rolls-out-to-moto.html?m=1

    • JimmyHACK

      Unless you are all 100% stock (NEXUS).

      • Guest

        Nexus 7 is 100% stock. Nexus 5 has the Google Now Launcher not 100% stock. :)

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

          You’re an idiot.

  • Jason Kahn

    I’m guessing that Since OEM’s seem to be getting this out before the Nexus line of Products I suspect it truly does signal an end to at least the Nexus line of phones. Since the N7 2013 seems to have gotten the update right away, Maybe the tablet line will live on?

  • Sam Del Valle

    Ladies and Gentlemen. Google just gave a huge middle finger to the Nexus 5 and 4 users.

    • Suman Gandham

      Drama queen much?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

      How so?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Okay…. I know that one Android Dev guy said the old force update tricks don’t really work. Are there any new tricks…for the kids?

    • Raikou

      Either side load the update zip when it becomes available or flash the factory image. There is no way to “force” the update. Your phone will get it whenever it gets pushed to your phone.

    • roguereversal

      DO NOT use the google services framework “trick” to force the update. I tried and it messed up my play store such that It would never connect. After hours of trying to fix it, I was forced to factory reset my Nexus 5 to fix it. It is such a pain in the ass, but i’m willing to wait instead of screwing up my phone

  • Jason Kahn

    Motorola is confirming by the end of the week for the MotoX phones, No idea if that means the VZ version

    • Sean Lally

      Nope, just t-mobile.

      • Jason Kahn

        Yup your right

  • Tony Byatt

    Well damn…

    Maybe Moto X by Google I/O…

    Fingers crossed…

  • Brett Wayne

    I got the update on my m7 GPE
    http://i61.tinypic.com/2dmbgw4.png

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Keep showing off Bruce Wayne!… Wait what’s that Icon in your top left?

      • Brett Wayne

        That’s just Easy Battery Saver

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    As an Android owner i’ve gone from “Damn it why is it taking 3 months to update this damn phone!…Verizon!” . . . . .to “Oh…So 12 hours later Google doesn’t think my Nexus 5 is important enough” . . .

    sigh.

    • andrew borrelli

      HA seriously… still waiting on my nexus 5 and nexus 10 to get the update. The last update took me 7 days to get too.

    • Guest

      Just keep in mind the Nexus 5 updates are controlled by Google, if it has not been pushed yet, I’m sure there is a very good reason. It’ll come, give it time.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I know that Guest. That’s not my point lol.

    • DanSan

      #firstworldproblems.

      the struggle is hard.

      • LeonieLingekym

        my co-worker’s step-aunt makes $80 every hour on the
        computer . She has been without a job for ten months but last month her pay
        check was $13985 just working on the computer for a few hours. pop over to this
        website R­e­x­1­0­.­C­O­M­

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    This is how it’d be if the carriers/OEMs wouldn’t intrude. Hopefully that Android silver program changes that

    • JimmyHACK

      Hopefully is right, but can’t be too sure when these third party phones get the update now before Nexus line.

  • JimmyHACK

    Guess they are really killing the Nexus line.