Finally, for many of you who have waited to get their hands on the new Nexus versions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One, they are now available for shipping, exactly as planned. Even better, if you pre-ordered one of these smartphones, it's like the order is already on its way to you! It was known from the start that these Google Edition high performance smartphones are the plain Google Android versions of these devices, having exactly the same hardware and the same other features as their original versions. These versions imply that you won't receive a smartphone with interfaces from Samsung or HTC, but they come along with the pure experience of Android, directly from Google. A huge advantage of it is that the Android updates will arrive to you much sooner than they would on the original versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or on the HTC One. Thus, you will receive the new version of Android, the Jelly Bean 4.3, on these handsets in a couple of weeks. If you aren't among those who already ordered it, it's not too late to choose your favorite from the Play Store! In order to decide whether you prefer the stock Android version or the Samsung's Touchwiz and HTC's Sense 5, you have to balance the differences between them and see which one better suits you. But, nevertheless, one could say that the Google Edition is always better, a software right from the source.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool