Android News 15 January 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- Moto G with Pure Android Available on Google Play Store
- AT&T HTC One X+ To Receive its Last Update This Week
- LG G2 in Gold Will Soon be Available in Taiwan
- Android 4.3 Update is Now Hitting AT&T Galaxy S4 Active
1. Moto G with Pure Android Available on Google Play Store
The cheapest Google Play Edition device is now available, thanks to the Moto G with pure Android which costs $179 and $199 for the unlocked GSM models with 8GB and 16GB of internal memory, respectively. Since the original variant of Moto G is so close to devices with pure Android, it’s still unclear what are the differences and changes, but it is expected to see Moto G GPE to receive the next Android updates sooner than Motorola Moto G.
By the way, it’s nice to see more devices with wide price ranges running pure Android.
2. AT&T HTC One X+ To Receive its Last Update This Week
Well, yesterday we reported that Android 4.4.2 with sense 5 will be the last firmware update provided by HTC, and the company will then stop supporting its 2012’s flagship. If you are holding the handset carried by AT&T, you should be expecting to get the update later this week to enjoy the last improvements and changes, and after that custom ROMs are waiting for you…
3. LG G2 in Gold Will Soon be Available in Taiwan
The Gold train is about to stop at LG G2’s station soon, to let the G2 join other 2013’s flagships, including iPhone 5S and HTC One, to offer a Gold variant of the smartphone.
According to LG Taiwan, the new color will be available soon in the Taiwanese store with the same price and same specs as the other 2 black and white colors, which are $496 for the 16GB model and $562 for the 32GB model.
If you are wondering about a wider release, we should say there are not words yet and we should wait to see what LG is planning for the Golden variant of G2 release.
4. Android 4.3 Update is Now Hitting AT&T Galaxy S4 Active
AT&T is now rolling out the Android 4.3 for the water & dust proof variant of Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, and if you check the System Update menu you should get the 772MB update notification. Other than OS upgrade, the Galaxy Gear support is the most noticeable feature you’ll get after this firmware update.
Note that, you are going to need to a Wi-Fi connection to start download the new firmware