Posted 05/28/2013 at 6:41 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Of all the things on the agenda at Google’s recent I/O conference, one of the most widely expected new additions to the ever-expanding Google product lineup went unannounced: Android 4.3. Those that are fortunate enough to own a Nexus 4 were not left disappointed for too long, though, as the next iteration of the operating system has been spotted in Thailand.
Android 4.3 was first seen on the hard-to-come-by white Nexus 4 at the Thailand Mobile Expo, and has since been cropping up across the country on the black version of the handset too, indicating that Google are ready to go live with the update within the next few days.
Nexus devices running stock Android means they are first in line to receive any operating system updates, and Android 4.3 has been highly anticipated by those in possession of a Google handset. It has already been confirmed that 4.3 will retain the Jelly Bean name, with any major updates and a name change presumably being held back for version 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
Some photos and a video of the black Nexus running the new OS were posted by XDA Developers and give us an insight as to what we can expect. One of the photos reveals a brand-new camera application, offering a stylish user interface, better accessibility and functionality with toggles for white balance, rotation, HDR, and contrast.
While Android 4.3 is still very much unofficial at this stage, the pictures are definitely real and can be taken as a strong indicator that the latest Jelly Bean update will be with us sooner rather than later. One thing that can be guaranteed is that Nexus owners will be getting it first, so the rest of us will just have to sit tight and wait with envy.