Samsung: Android 4.3 Updates With Gear Support Beginning as Early as Today for GS4, Note 2 and GS3

Galaxy S4 Galaxy Gear

We have been discussing when the bulk of Samsung’s smartphone lineup could expect to see Android 4.3, which would include compatibility for the company’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. After last week, when an internal document leaked with all of the supposed release dates for the 4.3 updates for each device, Samsung has now confirmed this morning that the updates will begin rolling out as early as today.  (more…)

Official Android 4.3 Update Reportedly Rolling Out to Galaxy S4 Devices, Brings Galaxy Gear Support

Galaxy S4 Galaxy Gear

According to reports from Europe and SamMobile, Samsung is currently pushing out the official Android 4.3 update to the international Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505), with a ton of new features included inside. The biggest feature, for anyone who is a fan of Galaxy Gear, is new support for Samsung’s smartwatch. Once this update goes live for all, the GS4 and the Note 3 will be the only two devices able to support the wearable.  (more…)

Android 4.4 vs. Android 4.3 – Here are the Changes So Far From the Leak

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After this morning’s mega-leak of Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” and the Nexus 5, we decided to do some comparison shots of the leak to the most current version of Android 4.3 running on a Nexus 4. If the differences weren’t immediately clear in that other post, this should help  you see it all. From the new transparent background of the navigation buttons and notification area, to the new icons (and some missing) in the app drawer, there are actually quite a few changes. Sure, they are mostly subtle, but damn do they look good.  (more…)

Google Posts Nexus 7 LTE (2013) Android 4.3.1 Factory Image and Binaries

nexus 7 lte 4.3.1

The Android 4.3.1 (JLS36I) factory image and binaries for the Nexus 7 LTE (2013) have been posted by Google. This update began rolling out earlier in the week and remains mostly a mystery. But if you want the images to get you back to a 100% factory state, you now have the opportunity.

The Android 4.3.1 update has yet to rollout out to any other Nexus device.

Android 4.3.1 Links:  Factory Image | Binaries

Android 4.3 Update Rolling Out to AT&T HTC One Now!

htc one 4.3 update

The Android 4.3 update for AT&T’s variant of the HTC One is now rolling out, according to HTC USA president Jason Mackenzie. We were told that the update would be here in October, but truthfully, weren’t expecting to see it arrive this early. The HTC One developer and unlocked versions received a similar update at the end of September, with Sprint units seeing the update last week(more…)

HBO Go Update Fixes Android 4.3 Bug, Finally Works

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HBO Go received an update today for “bug fixes,” which really means that it finally works with devices running Android 4.3. Since 4.3 starting arriving on handsets, HBO Go users quickly noticed buffering and compatibility issues with the app, rendering it useless. HBO acknowledged that they needed to release a new version that would work with Android 4.3, but as you can imagine, the wait has felt like it has been an eternity.

So anyways, go get your update! I’ve tested it on both my Nexus 7 LTE and Nexus 4 – it works great.

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