Despite preceding rumors that had Google’s 2013 I/O pegged as an action-packed event, the conference turned into a real snoozefest, with essentially no major unveilings, be it of the hardware or software nature.
But that only means Google wants to keep the suspense going for a little longer. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for instance could be announced in mere weeks, if we are to trust newly emerged reports from Thailand.
During the annual Mobile Expo in Bangkok, it seems a couple of very keen-eyed XDA users spotted a Nexus 4 running the next iteration of Android. Of course, we can’t just take their word for it, but fortunately they were inspired enough to snap a few photos of the 4.3-based N4.
As expected, the bump from 4.2 to 4.3 doesn’t look like much, with only a few cosmetic tweaks made here and there and likely some barely noticeable performance enhancements. And yet it’s something and probably something better, so I just know you’re dying to see it with your own eyes and give it a whirl.
The odd thing is the new software appears to have a May 14 build date, which begs the question – why didn’t Google just unveil it during I/O? Then again, chances are the OS version was and still is rough around the edges, so maybe they didn’t want to make it official before finishing it in its entirety. Hopefully, we’ll find out soon.
<Source: Android Central>