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Android 4.3 Coming June 10 Alongside White Nexus 4

by Brandon Russell | May 16, 2013May 16, 2013 2:30 pm PDT


Google’s I/O event this week was surprisingly absent of new hardware news. But even more glaring was the lack of an Android update. The search giant in 2012 used I/O to unveil its biggest and best version, Jelly Bean, and many thought the company would do the same this year. It didn’t happen.

According to a new report from Android and Me, the search giant intentionally bumped the OS from the show to focus on services and APIs. However, Android 4.3, which is expected to be a “minor update,” should arrive by June 10. Android and Me couldn’t confirm what features will be included, but did mention the developer API level will be bumped for Bluetooth Smart support.

Also included in Android and Me’s report was mention of the white Nexus 4, which we saw briefly before I/O. The device definitely exists, and it’s exactly like the model that hit last year, but with a fresh coat of paint. The handset will be available on June 10 as well, with Android 4.3 installed, available through Google Play starting at $299.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...