It's been quite a week: the Android 4.3 update finally made it to India, making a portion of the second most populous country on Earth happy. For a moment anyway, until the same problems started to emerge that have plagued the international and US versions of the update. In other news, the European Moto X finally got announced, the LG G Flex went on pre-order and Boost mobile started offering the Moto G for cheap. More Sony devices got the 4.3 update scheduled and we had plenty of tips and how to's to keep you busy.
Android 4.3 and the S3: how to fix problems and more rollouts
The Android 4.3 update on the Galaxy S3 has been the stuff of legend: epic tragic legend, but legend nonetheless. There's been a wide array of issues with the update, some which even the stability patch didn't resolve. We put together a list of the most common complaints and the ways to fix them. If your S3 is still having issues, you need to read this.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 got the Android 4.4.2 firmware leaked courtesy of SamMobile. We shared install tutorials for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 and shot a video of the changes you will see when KitKat lands on the Galaxy S4, either officially or manually. There may not be as many changes as you expected, but the changes there are should keep you happy.
Everyone needs a little stealth on instant messaging sometimes: maybe you have a headache, maybe you have no time, or maybe you just really don't want to talk to someone in particular. Everyone knows a method to hide the ''last seen'' timestamp in WhatsApp, but with this tip you'll get an app that can hide your last online status in basically every instant messaging app in your arsenal!
While we're talking about the issues that have plagued Android lately, the Google Play Services battery hog is one of the most widespread. If you're one of the many experiencing major battery drain from GPS, you'll be pleased to know the latest update has a fix to vastly improve battery management. If you haven't received the update yet you can download the APK directly from the article.
The Moto X is a great phone, and the folk over at XDA Developers are tremendously clever. Put the two together and you get a way to control the LED notification light on the Moto X. Didn't even know it had one? Well it does, used to advise of low battery status. But with this clever workaround you can take control of that little light however you like!