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Android 4.3 Release Date Getting Closer



The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update release date, which has been rumored numerous times in recent days, has inched closer to arrival as the update has passed through the Bluetooth SIG on board the HTC One Nexus, also known as the Google Edition.

For weeks now, Android 4.3 rumors have waged on and all signs point to the software’s release sometime during the month of July. A specific date hasn’t been nailed down and Google remains mum on the update despite the rumors, leaving Android owners clueless as to the Android 4.3 official release date and features.

Read: Android 4.3 Release Date & Features: What Not to Expect.

The HTC One Google Edition should see Android 4.3 soon.

The HTC One Google Edition should see Android 4.3 soon.

Unofficial information has been extremely informative however and the Android 4.3 update appears to be on the verge of being released, at least for the HTC One Nexus, also known as the HTC One Google Edition.

The HTC One Google Edition recently passed through the Bluetooth SIG, a roadblock to the device’s release with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on board. What this means is that the device with Android 4.3 on board is getting closer to release though the certification unfortunately does not divulge any information about its release specifically. The certification, first noticed by TechTastic, passed on July 5th.

Google is expected to release the software for its Nexus stable of devices first, a list that includes the HTC One Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Those devices have been rumored to be getting the update in July and from the looks of things, that appears to be on track.

The HTC One Nexus is "confirmed" to get Android 4.3 within a few weeks according to a well-placed HTC leaker.

Android 4.3 is expected to debut in July.

The software isn’t supposed to be a massive overhaul from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Android 4.3 is thought to be a Jelly Bean update, though it should come with some subtle changes that should delight owners. Bluetooth Low Energy is said to be on board as are font tweaks, some changes to the Camera app, and some potential additions to the Notifications that are widely used within Android.

The software is thought to potentially be coming with a new Nexus tablet, presumably the Nexus 7 2, though the device, which has leaked out several times, remains firmly in the shadows ahead of Android 4.3’s release.



  1. MagicMiguel

    07/08/2013 at 1:21 pm

    It is important to note that the HTC One Google Play Edition is not referred to as the HTC One Nexus. Google is maintaining a separation between the Google Play Edition line (stock Android experience devices) and the Nexus line (developer reference devices).

    • Cesare Andreoli

      07/08/2013 at 4:07 pm

      HTC Nexus One in “HTC NEXUS ONE”! It’s the first Nexus device…

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