Android 4.3 rolling out to Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition

Google has released the Android 4.3 update for the Google Play edition (GPe) of the Galaxy S4 (and the HTC One), just over a week after the update was pushed to the company’s own Nexus devices, confirming that speedier updates will indeed be a part of the Google Play edition phones that Google releases in the future.

The update, which is around 150MB in size, brings all the new Android 4.3 features and improvements, but also adds a few custom changes specifically for the GPe S4 – larger icons on widget panels, support for Bluetooth tethering, and a grey background in settings menus that replaces the full black background Samsung used initially. There’s supposedly some interface changes in the camera as well.  4.3-s4-gpe

The update is now rolling out over-the-air, though it will probably take a few days to reach every device. Don’t forget to force a check through the Settings » About phone » System updates menu on your phone, or just sit back and wait for that sweet notification that will show up in your status bar when the update arrives.

Any of you seeing the update on your Galaxy S4 GPe yet?

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3 years 8 months ago

This is both HELLA shocking and unbelievable! Google just asked if I wanted to update my Galaxy S4 “Google Play Edition”-Somehow- to 4.3 WAHT!!

I previously somehow rooted my I9505 unlocked to 4.2.2 clone google play edition rom, hated touchwiz.

IMEI, serial #’s ?

3 years 8 months ago

Samsung, don’t let us wait for the update on Galaxy S3. Delay is not an option, Giving us beta firmware also not an option!

3 years 8 months ago

It’s not out for Galaxy S4 yet ( not the google play edition ) so can’t you wait for two month or something. And by the way giving a beta firmware is great, thanks for sammobile to share it to us. I can’t really understand why you hate it

3 years 8 months ago

If samsung rushed out a new firmware full of bugs he would complain why is samsung releasing crappy software. When samsung is slowly releasing a firmware to ensure there are minimal amount of bugs and no security exploits he would be like ‘oh why are samsung so slow, samsung are sh%%, i never buy another samsung phone. Either way they will always lose.

3 years 8 months ago

Then probably they should stop producing more series like camera zoom, mini and craps like that and maintain there flagships for gods sake like galaxy s,s2,s3 and now s4 and ofc their note series.

Claudiu Force
3 years 8 months ago

i wait 4.3 for galaxy s3 or 4.2.2.

3 years 8 months ago

I would also like to get an official 4.2.2 or 4.3 firmware update for the S3 sooner rather than later.