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Appeared on: Saturday, August 03, 2013
Google Play Edition Galaxy S 4 and HTC One Phones Begin Receiving Android 4.3 Update

Android 4.3 was officially announced las week and the the two phones in the new Google Play edition program, the Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One, have begun to see over-the-air Android 4.3 updates.

The updates add most of Android 4.3's features including Bluetooth 4.0 and OpenGL ES 3.0 support among them.

The Google Play edition HTC One's IR blaster has now been enabled, as has Bluetooth pairing for the Galaxy S 4.

Track Your Stolen Android device

In related news, Google will soon launch a new service for Android-powered devices which will help users locate lost or stolen mobile devices, and delete the data on them.

Android Device Manager will let users go online to spot devices on a map or ring their phone at maximum level, regardless of the current setting. If the phone might be lost for good, phone owners can remotely erase all of the data on the device.



The service will come "later this month" to devices running Android version 2.2 or above, Google said.

The service will not be able to take a picture of the thieve using the device's camera - a feature offered by other paid apps

Google said the service will not work if a thief or someone else resets the phone.


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