HTC One M7 Will Not Receive Update to Android 5.1, but the GPE Will

According to HTC’s Mo Versi, the company will not be updating the regular One M7 to Android 5.1, but the Google Play Edition will see the update.

While that may be a bit of a bummer to owners of the One M7, HTC likely does not want to spend many resources updating the device that features a full run of Sense software, and will instead opt to keep the variant running stock Android up to date. However, this is likely the last update the One M7 GPE will see.  (more…)

Goodbye, GPE: HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition No Longer For Sale

The HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition, the last remaining Google Play Edition device, is no longer for sale. In fact, the device isn’t even listed under the “Phones & Tablets” tab on Google Play; you need a direct link in order to see it. Not that this change is much of a surprise, since the new HTC flagship is around the corner, but it’s sort of sad to see, because this could be the end of the Google Play Edition line of devices.  (more…)

Download: Android “Lollipop” OTA Updates for Google Play Edition Devices (Updated: Galaxy S4)

With Android 5.0.1 and 5.0 OTA updates rolling out to most Nexus devices at this point, we wanted to make sure our Google Play Edition friends were caught up as well. The Android 5.0 updates have been rolling out to the G Pad 8.3 and Z Ultra for a couple of days now, but we are just now getting updates for the One (M7) and One (M8) after a couple of delays.

As we have done with Nexus updates for years, we have put together a list of direct downloads for you below for your Google Play Edition device. We currently do not have Moto G or Galaxy S4 updates, but will hope to add them soon. (more…)

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Video: HTC One (M8) GPE Lollipop Tour!

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” is not even two months old, but Google has already released a new version to address some bugs. That new version is Android 5.0.1, a version which few devices are currently running outside of a handful of WiFi Nexus tablets and the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition. Since the One (M8) GPE is the first phone to run this new build, and at this point we have only shown Motorola devices running Lollipop, we thought we should take it for a tour.  (more…)

Download: Android 5.0 (and 5.0.1) OTA Updates for Google Play Edition Devices

With Android 5.0.1 and 5.0 OTA updates rolling out to most Nexus devices at this point, we wanted to make sure our Google Play Edition friends were caught up as well. The Android 5.0 updates have been rolling out to the G Pad 8.3 and Z Ultra for a couple of days now, but we are just now getting updates for the One (M7) and One (M8) after a couple of delays.

As we have done with Nexus updates for years, we have put together a list of direct downloads for you below for your Google Play Edition device. We currently do not have Moto G or Galaxy S4 updates, but will hope to add them soon. (more…)

Google Releases Device Assist, a Troubleshooting App for Nexus and Google Play Edition Devices

Websites and forums can be helpful in diagnosing problems with your smartphone and/or tablet, but even better would be an easy-to-use, dedicated application. Perhaps in recognition of that fact, Google released Device Assist today, an app for Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running Lollipop that can troubleshoot issues and proffer tips. (more…)