The Android 4.3, which did not make it to the Google I/O event, is coming in July, according to a tweet from @llabTooFer, a HTC ROM developer. The tweeter, who has a previous record of sharing HTC news before official announcements, also revealed that the HTC One Nexus edition will come with the Android 4.2.2 in June and receive the 4.3 update just weeks after that.
The July launch of Android 4.3 could coincide with the announcement of the rumored Nexus 7 2 tablet, whose predecessor was launched in July 2012. It is likely that all the Nexus devices – Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Nexus and HTC One Nexus – will receive the update after the July launch. While the Galaxy S4 Nexus was unveiled at Google’s I/O event, the HTC One Nexus was announced just days ago. Both the devices will make it to the Google Play Store on the 26th of this month.
The Android 4.3, a Jelly Bean version, is not likely to bring major upgrades to its predecessor. It is expected to add a new camera app, an improved API, and provide support for Bluetooth Smart, enabling Android devices to comply with Fitibit Flex and Bluetooth accessories. A new Gmail video released by Google revealed hints of the Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4 device. It does not unveil new features, except for a revamped camera app.
Android 4.1 updates have been random until now. For instance, AT&T upgraded the LG Optimus G in April, nearly six months after it upgraded the Motorola Atrix HD. Some 2012 estimates say that only 26.1 percent of Android devices run on Android 4.1 and 2.3 percent on Android 4.2. Questions arise as to how soon after the launch will Galaxy S4 and HTC One get the next iteration of Android.