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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean expected July, spotted on Galaxy S4 Google Edition

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Leaked screenshots show the upcoming Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition handset.

Android 4.3 has been spotted running on the vanilla Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 by notorious Samsung-centric blog, SamMobile.

The blog says its source is apparently already testing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update on the stripped back Galaxy S4, but the screenshots reveal little about what the upcoming update will contain.

A second screenshot beyond the captured Android 4.3 reference shows that the upcoming software update will bring the new camera UI found on the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Nexus Editions.

Apparently not touting the rumoured Key Lime Pie moniker yet, the Android 4.3 update is tipped for a July release date along with a next-generation Google Nexus 7.

Another tipster named LlabTooFeR on Twitter said that the HTC One Google Edition released on June 26 in the US Google Play Store would be getting an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in July as well.

We expect that the Google Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 will all be the first in line to get Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and all its associated goodies, but don’t expect a huge OS overhaul until Key Lime Pie is eventually released later this year.

A recent report that revealed Google is working on an Android console of its own, also tipped that Google next mobile OS would launch in the autumn, perhaps with an Android 5.0 release date in October.

Key Lime Pie is said to be “better tailored to the lower-cost smartphones prevalent in developing countries”, aiming to boost Android’s global market share.

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