When the Google I/O event took place in mid-May, we were all expecting that the internet giant would launch a new version of its operating system. While at first there were some rumors that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will be unveiled, the later reports mentioned that at least Android 4.3 would be announced. None of that happened, and now the rumors about the new Android iteration come and go almost every day.
A while ago we saw an image featuring an Android 4.3 update running on a Nexus 4 in Thailand. Another proof that Android 4.3 is coming soon was a hands on video that was showing the updated camera user interface. However, we have a new report today, which brings a new element to the table, namely another Nexus handset has been seen passing thorough the Bluetooth SIG. The document is suggesting that the device is ready to receive a software upgrade.
As you can see in the screenshot below, the smartphone has the model number GT-I9250, which is in fact the model number of the Galaxy Nexus. Why does the Galaxy Nexus need a new certification, you might ask. Well, this is probably because will receive a new OS upgrade, which is this case it needs another check against the Bluetooth standards. What I’m trying to say here is that the update that will be received by the Galaxy Nexus will most likely be Android 4.3 considering that it currently runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Anyway, at the end of last month, we saw the Nexus 7 also passing thorough the Bluetooth SIM, as well, and it was for a similar reason. Furthermore, Android 4.3 has been spotted on various server logs, which included the same Galaxy Nexus that we are talking about today.
There is no doubt that Google is planning to launch Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and we only hope that it will happen as soon as possible, especially now that Apple has released iOS 7.