Of late, the unannounced Android 4.3 jelly bean iteration has been surfacing on some devices. This time, MobiLeaks spotted it on a 7-inch ASUS device at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). And rumors liken the device to the Nexus 7 2 tablet, mainly because of the display size. The Android 4.3 jelly bean was recently spotted on a Nexus 4 device at a Thailand expo, spurring more rumors about its launch.
The ASUS device, codenamed K008, runs on software version called JWR11, which is thought to be a precursor of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version. The codename hardly matches that of Nexus 7, which recently arrived on the Bluetooth SIG as ME370T. The details on the site reveal that the ASUS device features an LED-backlit capacitive display and supports Wi-Fi connectivity. A 10-inch ASUS tablet was revealed at an FCC posting some weeks ago under the codename K008.
The existing Nexus 7, developed by ASUS and Google, has been big hit, enabling Google to gain foothold in the small-sized tablet market. Despite its high-end features like 1GB RAM, quad core processor, and 8GB/16GB storage option, the Nexus 7 features a reasonable price tag of $199. Nexus fans are looking for some remarkable upgrades in the updated version, including minimal bezel, high-resolution and better processor.
In 2012, the debut of the Nexus 7 tablet introduced the Android Jelly Bean iteration, so an upgraded Nexus 7 could bring the new OS release. An updated Nexus 7 will set it equal to Apple’s iPad Mini, which is relatively more expensive. It will also compete with similar-sized devices from Samsung.
Well, the Bluetooth SIG details point to the release of one or more tablets shortly. But, could it be the new Nexus 7 that Google fans have been looking for?