Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Spotted On Samsung Galaxy S4
Leaked screenshots have surfaced that show a standard Snapdragon-powered Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-IG9505) running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The firmware was allegedly intended for the “Google Edition” Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505G) and features build number JWR66N.S005.130625, and it will reportedly be made available to everyone this July.
The screenshots themselves, which were obtained by SamMobile, don’t identify anything new, except for the redesigned camera UI, which is already present on the “Google Edition” HTC One and Galaxy S4. Obviously we can see that the release retains the 4.3 Jelly Bean name, instead of Key Lime Pie — but we already knew that.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on finishing up Android 4.3 and releasing it as soon as possible. They also informed readers that the search giant is planning to release Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie sometime this fall.
Rumors have suggested that Google is “developing low-cost Android smartphones of its own.” We are not sure what this means exactly, but it may have something to do with Google manufacturing a new handset through its Motorola division, but without the OEM branding.
There’s a lot of uncertainties in this information, so for now we should just take all it with a pinch of salt.
- SourceWall Street Journal