Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 17:03 UTC
Google The big Google I/O keynote is still going on, but one piece of news deserves its own news item: Google just announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition. This is a Galaxy S4 with completely stock Android, the same you'd find on a Nexus 4. The bootloader is unlocked, it is carrier unlocked, and will receive update straight from Google. It'll be available from Google Play 26 June. Now - let's hope this comes to all popular Android phones. I'm throwing money at my screen for an HTC One Google Edition.
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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Wed 15th May 2013 23:49 UTC
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2005-07-06

The bootloader is unlocked, it is carrier unlocked, and will receive update straight from Google.


The way updates should have been done from day one - both Samsung and HTC have done a horrible job when it comes to supporting their customers long term thus giving me a bad taste in my mouth after using a Samsung Galaxy SIII.

It'll be available from Google Play 26 June. Now - let's hope this comes to all popular Android phones.


Lets hope that Google recognise that there are people out side of the USA and other major countries who are interested - hint, hint, we in NZ have money and able to buy your products if you actually allowed us to buy them directly from Google.

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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by broken_symlink on Thu 16th May 2013 00:20 in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know, my galaxy tab 7.7 got upgraded from honeycomb to ice cream sandwich and samsung is starting to roll out jellybean for it. I haven't check if there its available for me yet though.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by darknexus on Thu 16th May 2013 11:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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2008-07-15

I don't know, my galaxy tab 7.7 got upgraded from honeycomb to ice cream sandwich and samsung is starting to roll out jellybean for it. I haven't check if there its available for me yet though.

Just started? You do know how long Jellybean's been out, don't you? And, which version of jellybean? There will be three versions at least that have that code name (4.1, 4.2, and the upcoming 4.3). So far I'm not impressed with your description of the updates you've received and how long it took to receive them.

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