With Google already sending out the Android 5.1 update for its Nexus handsets and tablets, GPE devices are not far along. One of the oldest Google Play Edition devices, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now revealed to be receiving the Android 5.1 update. This comes as most GPE devices are currently running Android 5.0, with no sign of the Android 5.1 update as of yet.
The source doesn’t have a fixed timeframe for the rollout of the update, but claims that Google and Samsung are currently working on bringing this idea to fruition. Since GPE devices run a stock version of Android, Google and Samsung don’t have to put in too much effort to bring the update.
The Google Play Edition program was kicked off in 2013 with devices like the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One M7, followed later by the likes of the Sony Z Ultra as well as the LG G Pad 8.3. Unfortunately, Google has decided to ditch this program given the lack of excitement from the OEMs. So you probably won’t find any new GPE devices hitting the shelves any time soon.
Via: Sam Mobile