While we are all waiting for Android 4.4 KitKat to arrive, the folks at Google pushed the Android 4.3.1 JLS36I update on Thursday night. As surprising as it is, the LTE Nexus 7 2013 users are reporting that the new firmware update is being rolled out for their devices.
For the time being there’s no official changelog (no unofficial changelog, either) for Android 4.3.1, but after we’ve seen Google patching Android 4.3 a couple of times, the JLS36I is the first firmware update that changes the version number to 4.3.1.
As usual, the software update is being pushed OTA and if you haven’t received the new firmware notification yet you can check for it manually by heading to Settings > About tablet > Software update and tap on the Check for updates button. Since the new firmware is sized only 9.42 MP you won’t have to fear that your data plan will be hurt while downloading it. It’s also worth mentioning that the JLS36I update doesn’t change the Android 4.3 radio (DEB-G00_2.25.1_0802).
Android Police also managed to get their hands on several Android 4.3.1 screenshots which came from “several Japanese and French Twitter users” that received the firmware update.
I case you don’t know it already, the LTE Nexus 7 2013 features a 1200 x 1920 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, NFC, and a rear-facing 5 MP camera with 1080p@30fps video recording capabilities.
Of course, the Nexus 7 will be among the first devices to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update, but, in the meantime, we are inviting you to grab the Android 4.3.1 update, then report any changes you’ve found in the comments section.