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    Default Google Play editions not updated same time as Nexus

    Google Play edition phones not getting Android 4.3 at the same time as the Nexus 10, 7, 4, and Galaxy Nexus.


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    Default Re: Google Play editions not updated same time as Nexus

    Kind of to be expected, as they're still on different hardware, and not, actually, Nexus. (Nexuses? Nexii? What was the official plural?)
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    Default Re: Google Play editions not updated same time as Nexus

    Of course, being Google Edition devices, the manufacturers would've likely had a timeframe to develop working firmware for the GPE edition phones once new code is released, considering the firmware installed on such devices aren't different from the official AOSP code from Google, aside from a few under-the-hood OEM software. Otherwise, it would be a bit of a disappointment.
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    Default Re: Google Play editions not updated same time as Nexus

    Quote Originally Posted by bp3dots View Post
    Kind of to be expected, as they're still on different hardware, and not, actually, Nexus. (Nexuses? Nexii? What was the official plural?)
    Tell that to people that called the GPes "Nexus" devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Tell that to people that called the GPes "Nexus" devices.
    LOL I know better than to walk into that trap.
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    I don't think anyone expected the updates to be the same day as the Nexus devices, otherwise what would be the point of the Nexus line. Timely updates for the GPE devices could mean 2 days later or 2 months later. When they were introduced Google said "Nexus like" updates so even if the GPE devices get it 2 months after the Nexus devices, it's still many months ahead of what they would get through their carrier.
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    To be fair, I still haven't even received 4.3 on my nexus 4 yet
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    Default Re: Google Play editions not updated same time as Nexus

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    To be fair, I still haven't even received 4.3 on my nexus 4 yet
    Yes, but the update is rolling out. It hasn't even been announced for the GE devices.


    GE devices aren't Nexus devices or Google would call them that. [/discussion]

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