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Google Releases Kernel And Platform Source Code For Google Play Editions Of HTC One And Samsung Galaxy S4

You know who you are. While the rest of us were waiting for the Google Play Edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 to arrive, your mind was elsewhere. You want to get your hands dirty, and now you can. Google has released the kernel and platform open source code for both the HTC One and the Galaxy S4.

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Update: When asked about the proprietary binary drivers that one would usually find on the Binaries for Nexus Devices page, Google pointed fingers at the OEMs.

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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One With Stock Android 4.2 Now Available In The Play Store, Shipping July 9th

The day is here, AOSP fans: you can go pick up a gloriously stock Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One in the Google Play Store now. The "Google Play Edition" phones went live this morning, right on time, and are now for sale next to the Nexus phones and tablets. The GS4 Google Edition can be had for $649, while the HTC One goes for slightly less at $599. Both are running the latest version of Android 4.2 shod of all skins and add-ons, with promised updates via Google itself.

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Samsung Announces The Snapdragon 800-Powered Galaxy S4 LTE-A For SK Telecom's LTE Advanced Network

A little over a week ago, rumors of yet another Galaxy S4 variant hit the web, but this time it was packing support for LTE Advanced, the successor to the LTE we all know and love. That device is now official on Korea's SK Telecom, and it not only has support for the fastest mobile network on the planet, but also Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 800 chip. Early benchmarks of the device are in, and it crushes everything we've seen thus far – up to and including the "original" Galaxy S4.

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Canadian Galaxy S III Devices Getting Android 4.1.2 Update With Multi-Window Support And More

Canada is clearly the best country that borders the US to the north, and it got a little bit better for GS3 owners today. It seems Canadian Galaxy S3s have started receiving updates that bring the fabled Multi-Window mode, among other things.

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Samsung Releases Kernel Source Code For AT&T Galaxy S 4 Active And Note 8.0 LTE

Kernel source code is an important part of a ROM developer's everyday life. It's what enables them to bring new features to your favorite device. What gives them with the opportunity to improve battery life, overclock (underclock) the processor, and so much more. For the average Joe, it's no big deal; for developers, however, it's a valuable asset.

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Today, Samsung has made available the kernel source code for some of its new LTE devices: the Galaxy S 4 Active on AT&T and Note 8.0 LTE.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition Now Available For $650

Locked bootloaders can be a real drag. While it's possible to circumvent these security measures on the GS4, it can be a messy process. Maybe a developer edition device is the way to go? Well, Verizon customers can finally buy the developer edition Galaxy S4 from Samsung for the paltry sum of $649. The AT&T developer edition is still missing in action.

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This device first appeared on the Samsung site along side the AT&T model in May.

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PSA: Samsung's Official Galaxy S4 MHL 2.0 Adapter Is Now Available In The US, Costs $40

This isn't exactly breaking news, but some time in the last week or so Samsung began shipping the Galaxy S4's official MHL adapter through its site and various retail partners in the US. The new adapter has been on sale for over 2 months abroad, but is just now finding its way to American shores.

MHL adapters, if you aren't aware, allow you to transmit HD A/V signal from your phone via a microUSB to HDMI piece to a television or monitor.

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Samsung Posts GT-i9505G Kernel Source Files – Is This The Google Edition Galaxy S4? [Update]

A new device has just popped up on Samsung's open source site with the enticing model number GT-i9505G. For those not keeping track, the Snapdragon-packing Galaxy S4 is the GT-i9505. Samsung may have just dropped the kernel source for the Google Edition GS4 before the device is even out.

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The same model number is also appearing in the Bluetooth registry, and there is a new WiFi Alliance certification for it. The hardware listing does look identical to the standard Galaxy S4, but that doesn't necessarily prove anything.

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Samsung Finally Posts Kernel Source For The T-Mobile Galaxy S4 – Completes The GS4 Family

It was way back in early May that the kernel source for Sprint and US Cellular Galaxy S4 variants showed up on Samsung's servers. The Virgin Mobile Canada edition was added in April. The Verizon and AT&T devices came in the following weeks, but no peep from the T-Mobile version. Well, until today – Samsung just posted the T-Mobile GS4 kernel source in all its glory.

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Samsung Announces Five Additional Galaxy S4 Colors - Blue, Brown, Pink, Purple, And Red

At today's Samsung Premiere 2013 event in London, the Korean smartphone giant announced that it will begin selling the Galaxy S4 in five additional colors. These new models won't be different internally from what's currently available, just more eye-catching. It remains to be seen if this colorful strategy will give a boost to the Galaxy S4's sales numbers, not that it needs all that much help. The Galaxy S4 is still outselling all other Android smartphones by a wide margin, even if it isn't doing so quite as spectacularly as investors would want.

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