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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Is Real, First Firmware Available Online for Galaxy S4 Google Edition

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android-4.3-jelly-beanThe rumor mill has been rather hectic concerning the next Android version to be released, with some tips suggesting 4.3 Jelly Bean is incoming and others that 5.0 Key Lime Pie is to see daylight very soon.

Ultimately, it appears 4.3 exists and is coming our way, as the first unofficial firmware has been leaked online by the folks over at Sam Mobile. This port can only be flashed on the Galaxy S4 Google Edition (you know, the one with stock Android), but it’s not exactly for everyone.

Specifically, you’ll have to know a thing or two about custom ROMs, bootloaders and so on and so forth before trying anything. Or you can completely disregard this warning, go ahead and flash the firmware and then end up with a bricked device. Your choice.

Anyhoo, even if you won’t dare to go through the trouble of downloading and installing the port, it’s not like you’ll miss very much. As far as we can tell, Android 4.3 is very similar to 4.2, which in turn looks almost exactly as 4.1.

That can be filed under both bad and good news, since it once and for all confirms Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is coming this year. And that should be a big deal, as it’s rumored to work on older devices as well as new, hopefully bringing the whole fragmentation curse to an end.

 

<Source: Sam Mobile>

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