If you are not a fan of HTC Sense 5 UI and you wish to have the stock Android 4.4 user experience on your Non-Google Play HTC One you can still install the Android 4.4 KitKat Google Play Edition ROM on your device.
Weather Google bought the company or hired the Zurich-based development team is not clear for now. The most important part from user perspective is that all Timely Alarm Clock in-app purchases, including extra themes, sounds, and challenges, are now FREE.
A developer at XDA released an unofficial Google Hangouts widget now available in Google Play Store. Pretty straight forward homescreen widget to show messages (or SMS) received in Google Hangouts. The widget is fully resizable and due to the limitations of the Android system, only new Hangouts are shown.
Yet another Android 4.3 firmware was released for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (International) I9300XXUGML2.This firmware update (I9300XXUGML2) is for AUTSwitzerland users and is available via OTA. If for some reason you can not upgrade via OTA, follow the manual installation guide below.
Since the Android 4.3 fixed firmware
is taking a bit longer to arrive to all affected by the previous update
, here is a small tutorial on how to update your Samsung Galaxy S3 to the latest I9300XXUGMK6 firmware.
Finally, after many complaints, Samsung released the updated / fixed Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware I9300XXUGMK6. The newly released upgrade also lacks the Samsung Knox security feature.
In a blog post today, CyanogenMod explained that they will voluntarily pull the CyanogenMod Installer application from Google Play after being contacted by the Google Support team.
T-Mobile released the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 officially today, November 26. The firmware update is starting to roll out as we speak and is available as over the air update or via Samsung Kies.
Google's Eric Schmidt wrote an extensive guide on how to switch to Android if you or your friends are iPhone users. Published on his Google+, "Eric’s Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone" covers the basics from setting up your new Android smartphone, to transferring the contacts and data from your old device.
Today, Google confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update just like the HTC One GPE. Being launched together in June, now they are both getting the KitKat firmware upgrades at the same time.