Google has been killing of Google Play Edition devices left and right over the past year and today, the final one has been given the axe. As noticeable on the homepage of the Play Store, the Google Play Edition HTC One M8 is no longer available for purchase. The device was listed at $699 and released last year.
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Lollipop is now rolling out over the air to the Galaxy S4 GPE
Google has started rolling out the (almost) latest version of Android to the Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The over-the-air update to version 5.0 (not the more recent 5.0.1) was noticed by Android Police today.
Previously the S4 had been said to be on the schedule for Lollipop in “early 2015,” but apparently things moved a little faster than expected. Other GPE devices like the Moto G have also recently started seeing updates to the new operating system.
Earlier today Google also made the Android 5.0.1 factory image available for the LTE-equipped Nexus 9 tablet.
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Update: Versi has also now confirmed that the One M7 Google Play Edition’s update will begin to rollout, as well.
After a few weeks of delays and last-minute issues with Google, HTC this evening has announced that it will begin rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Google Play Edition HTC One M8 tomorrow. In a post on Twitter, HTC’s VP of Product Management Mo Versi confirmed that the update will begin to rollout tomorrow, December 5th at 12PM PT/3PM ET.
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Sony announced on Wednesday that Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out this week for the Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition, while confirming that other devices in the Xperia Z lineup will receive the latest software version in early 2015. Sony pledged in October that it would bring Android Lollipop to its entire lineup of premium Z-series devices. expand full story
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Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available for the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition
An over-the-air update for Lollipop is now live for the Google Play edition LG G Pad 8.3. The software push appears to be rolling out in stages, so you may not see it right away if you’ve invested in this near-stock Android tablet. The device received Android 4.4.4 this past summer and is now moving on to Mountain View’s latest offering before most of its competitors.