A week ago, Google announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and said that Google Play editions of Galaxy S4 and HTC One would get the update soon after Nexus lineup, but didn’t share availability dates.
Today, the Mountain View group, has started rolling out Android 4.3 update for both devices. The update are being pushed via OTA (Over-The-Air) and weighs 180 MB and 150MB for Galaxy S4 and HTC One, respectively.
The update includes most of the Android 4.3 features, including Multi-User Restricted profiles, support for Bluetooth 4.0 smart technology and the OpenGL ES 3.0, Fix for well-known vulnerability Master Key bug and few improvements to each of the two devices like IR Blaster for HTC One and Bluetooth tethering for Galaxy S4.
For a quick note, both Samsung and HTC have developed the updates for their devices with modifying the stock version of Android 4.3 and no testing has been carried out. Additionally HTC has also released Android 4.3 kernel and framework source code that can be downloaded from HTCdev website.
As we reported previously, Sony is also preparing to push Android 4.3 Update for its Xperia lineup that includes Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, and Xperia Z Ultra. However, Sony hasn’t confirmed any availability date yet.
Hopefully other smartphones and tablets of other manufacturers will soon start receiving the update, and will come before the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie would arrive sometime in 2014.
Have you received the Android 4.3 update yet?