Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for LG Nexus 4, Samsung Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus and original Nexus 7 arrives today
Alongside the new Nexus 7 tablet, today Google has also introduced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Obviously, this will be on the new Nexus 7 once it hits the shelves in the US (staring July 30). But it will also be available to other devices – surprisingly starting today.
The devices that can get Android 4.3 as of today are all Nexus-branded: the original Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Nexus (HSPA), Samsung Nexus 10, and LG Nexus 4. The Android 4.3 update is about to be rolled-out globally, so if you have any of the devices listed above, expect to get it any minute now.
Non-Nexus devices will start receiving Android 4.3 pretty soon, too. Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One Google Editions should be next.
Android 4.3 is a “sweeter version of Jelly Bean”, coming with support for OpenGL ES 3.0 (enabling higher-performance graphics), Bluetooth Smart (aka Bluetooth Low Energy), and restricted profiles (allowing the set up of separate environments for multiple users). A complete list of new features found in Android 4.3 is available here.