Official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OTA Update Available for Nexus 4, 7, 10 and Galaxy Nexus Starting Today, Galaxy S4 GE and HTC One GE to Receive it Soon
Google has officially announced that their latest OTA Update of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will be pushed out right away for the Nexus 4, 7 , 10 and Galaxy Nexus devices. Keep an eye on your device’s notification panel or use the System Updates menu to check constantly the availability of this new firmware update.
At the moment this Android 4.3 OTA Update will be pushed out for Nexus devices only, as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Editions should get it later. Neither Samsung nor HTC made any statements regarding the Jelly Bean 4.3 roll out stages, so we can only speculate that this will be available several months from now. Until then, Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Editions owners can only rely on leaks and other similar non-official channels in order to get their hands on this latest Jelly Bean build.
Android 4.3 build might be the last update in the Jelly Bean series, as Google already plans on releasing the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie by the end of this year.
Probably the happiest users are the owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones, as they will still get the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OTA Update as well as those that own the latest Nexus phones. This is a great move that Google made, as a device that was launched years ago is still getting the latest available firmware changes.
If you want to learn more about the changes added by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OTA Update then I recommend this post here.
If your Nexus device is on stock Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean then you will get the over-the-air update notification in the next couple of days or weeks. Google hopes that in maximum two weeks all Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus users will have updated their devices to Jelly Bean 4.3.
In case you’re currently running a custom ROM or you have rooted the device, then you should know that you will be forced to wait for someone to release the JWR66N Jelly Bean 4.3 zip file and then use ODIN application to flash it manually. Alternatively, if you don’t care about losing any important data, then you can choose to flash the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean factory image that’s corresponding to your tablet or phone. The Factory images of this new OS can be found at Google’s web page here, while the binaries are hosted here.