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Get some Google Edition perks for yourself.

google play edition live wallpaper
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The Google editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One came with a few nifty features and updates when they were made available for public purchase a few days ago. This includes an updated camera app (different even than Google’s own Nexus 4) and different live wallpaper. Well, here’s how you can get them for yourself!

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Want to emulate the new Google editions? Here's how you can! / © Google Play Store

Live Wallpaper

The “Phase Beam” wallpaper that is installed on the new Galaxy S4 and HTC One has some different colors than that of the Nexus 4 running pure Android. And while it is still just a small change (going to a red and brown color scheme instead of blue), it definitely was a nice change of pace.

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Out with the old (left) and in with the new (right). / © NextPit

Here’s where you can grab the new wallpaper. After downloading it, you can transfer it to your phone and install it just like any other APK on your device.

Boot Animation

Another small change is that of the booting animation when you fire up your device. If you head over to the fellows at XDA-Developers, you can get a zipped version of the Google loading screen and have it installed on your device.  Please note, in order to install this, you’ll need to have your device rooted.

New bootloader screen that can be installed on your own device. / ©

New Camera App

The camera app in Android 4.2 is known for it’s ring menu and often would get messed with a misplaced thumb or finger.  As we noted a couple of days ago, the new camera app in the Google edition S4 and One is little bit different, having an arch styled menu and some different settings.

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A new arch style UI for the camera app. / © NextPit

We have released the APK of this new camera app and you can grab it yourself!

Note: All three of these have been tested on a Nexus 4 and we’ve had no problems with them. However, any installation is done at your own risk. Please create a backup of your device if you plan on tweaking it in any way. 

Source: XDA-Developers

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From all the way over on Vancouver Island, Sterling Keys started off his smartphone adventure with an HTC S710 equipped with Windows Mobile and knew there had to be something better. Over the next few years, and countless different operating systems, he has finally found his home on Android.

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