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…)
Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, and the Galaxy S4 Active have been waiting patiently to hear about when these Samsung devices would receive an update to Android 4.3. According to a leaked internal document we scored this morning, we finally have some dates to mark on our calendars. (more…)
T-Mobile customers sporting an HTC One have been given a little bit of a runaround as of late, when it comes to their Android 4.3 update. It was previously reported by HTC corporate that the update would go live before the end of this month, but that info conflicted with what was said by HTC’s US president, who said it was coming this week. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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 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.