Nov 25 AT 11:36 PM Alex Wagner 8 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition getting its own Android 4.4 update


The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition devices have done a lot together. They launched together in June, they were both updated to Android 4.3 in August and now it looks like they’re getting bumped up to Android 4.4 around the same time as well. Google just announced on the official +Android Google+ page that not only is the ¬†HTC One Google Play edition being updated to Android 4.4 today, but that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition is receiving its own update to KitKat today as well.

It was a little under a month ago that Google officially unleashed Android 4.4 upon the world along with the Nexus 5. That means that it’s only taken a few weeks for KitKat to hit the Google Play edition devices. One of the allures of the Google Play edition devices is the promise of timely Android updates, and so it’s good to see Google, HTC and Samsung continuing to quickly bring both the One and Galaxy S 4 up to the latest version of Android.

If you’re rocking either a GPe-flavored One or Galaxy S 4, be sure to keep an eye out for some incoming KitKat in the coming days, and don’t forget to give us a shout in the comments below once the update finally arrives!

Source: +Android

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  • Techrocket9

    And I’m still waiting for the update on my Nexus 7.


    • Jan

      I think it’s even more impressive, that we already have a daily drive functional Android 4.4 KitKat on the old SGS II :D

    • donger

      Patience my friend.

  • Tyler Jacobson

    4.4 hit my phone a few hours ago and told me I could uodate, but when I went to update it didn’t go through and said my device was up to date.

  • ihatefanboys

    I had a T-Mobile HTC ONE till this morning when i achieved S-OFF, changed my CID and converted my phone into an official GPE device, and received the 4.4 update almost instantaneously. Its awesome !

  • Barry

    I got my update at the top of page updated it but it is 4.3 not 4.4 as I thought why is that is 4.4 coming to s4 on 3 today or do we have to wait

  • rashad360

    It is funny how the normal S4 is just limping through the gates with 4.3 while GP edition gets 4.4 within a month of Kit Kat’s release. Got to love GP editions!

  • osman

    I think its bad if you are on same device and then one runs on an improved engine just because its so called a variant version. I think Google is not being fair here and I wonder why samsung should agree to a deal. If they are using your device and you are using their OS, I don’t know why there should be any counter-agreements.