Friday, 17 May 2013


Google made some major announcements during Google I/O a couple of days ago, but notably it chose not to announce a new version of Android, nor did it announce a Nexus branded device. In the lead up to Google I/O a number of white Nexus 4s were leaked, but even this was not announced.  The device however has been spotted at Google I/O according to AndroidAndMe, who also claim that the phone will be up on the Play Store on June 10 and will be exactly like its black variant. However, the interesting point is that the phone is likely to feature the all new Android 4.3 version, which is reported to get a parallel release

The White variant of the Google powered LG phone – the Nexus 4 – was recently spotted in a video and was anyways being speculated to get released at the Google I/O. Apparently, it seems like Google has only opted to add another color variant while keeping the rest of the design module almost same.
On software part, Google was long rumored to bring an update to the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to version 4.3, instead of the earlier reported version 5.0. The company kept the operating system out of the event probably to put the light only on other major developer centric announcements, and additions to the previous services and current software version. The Android 4.3 update is also speculated to bring some minor updates in Jelly Bean. As always, the Nexus devices get the update first, after which the OEMs and carriers release it after making modifications to the code and testing it.
Interestingly, Google will also sell an unlocked version of the Galaxy S4 running stock Android from June 26 onwards for $649. Google said that the device would get updates directly from it, so it will be interesting to see if the device ships with Android 4.3 out of the box, if the June 10 release is true.
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