Aug 2nd, 2013

Android 4.3 update HTC One GS4 Google Play edition.jpg

Not too much longer after HTCDev posted the kernel source for the Android 4.3 update for the HTC One Google Play edition, the update has already begun rolling out. As documented by Anandtech‘s Brian Klug, it’s not only the HTC One GPe getting the latest dessert, but the Samsung Galaxy S4 is being updated as well.

Android 4.3 update HTC One GS4 GPe about phone.jpg

What’s interesting is the dependency in sizes between the two. The Android 4.3 update (build number JWR66V) on the HTC One weighs in at 185.5MB, while the Galaxy S4’s is only 150.7. We heard from HTC that they’d be handling the updates for their respective GPe device, handing it off to Google once it was ready for the pushin’. We’d say that’s a pretty good turn around time on these devices, despite not receiving updates directly from Google.

For rooted users, it shouldn’t be too much longer before we see the system dumps from these devices manifest themselves in the form of a flashable ROM. We’ll keep you updated.