May 25, 2013

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running on Google Nexus 4 seen at Thailand Mobile Expo

New Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Camera Features demoed on Google Nexus 4
Thailand Mobile Expo 2013 edition is under way and, there are some very exciting news coming our way. The Android 4.3 has been spotted in the wild and it runs on a Google Nexus 4 device.
We aren’t sure that this piece of news is legit, but there are some pretty convincing photos showcasing the latest Jelly Bean firmware update. Take a look at the photos posted at the end of this post and see for yourself, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is on its way.
Most users are still unhappy that Google didn’t announce the launch of Android 4.3 at their I/O 2013 event. What they might not now, is that this new update will bring only a couple of tweaks and improvements that didn’t change too many things. However, it seems like there the camera software has been changed and improved for a better visibility of all the functions when tapping and holding in camera mode. A brand new kernel will be available soon along with the official Jelly Bean 4.3 firmware update.
The AOSP Camera Mode now features brand new icons for HDR, rotation and contrast. The camera controls are now displayed in an horizontal arc, which is a great improvement over the previous round camera controls, making this the updates focal point. Numerous users complained about this and now they might even start to enjoy taking pictures with their Nexus 4 phone again, which also proves that Google takes user feedback seriously from time to time.
Now that this has leaked we can be almost sure that the next Android OS update will be to Jelly Bean 4.3 and not to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. If you take a closer look at the picture that showcases the ‘About Phone’ menu, you will notice that the Build Number info is ‘occamf-userdebug 4.3 JWR45B 678310 dev-keys’. This means that the build is still in development and that the official Android 4.3 JB OTA Update might have a more recent build number.
All this info appeared on Reddit and the pictures were first uploaded to XDA Developer forums. Check the photos taken at Thailand Mobile Expo below and decide for yourself if these are real.
If these are real, then the official announcement regarding the release date of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean shouldn’t be that far. We hope that we won’t have to wait for too long for new details to emerge from Google.
UPDATE: a video has surfaced and it features the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean UI running on Google Nexus 4. The video was shot at the same Thailand Mobile Expo.



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