Google is expected to unveil Android 4.3 Jelly Bean alongside some new hardware at a media event next Wednesday, and 4.3 has leaked out into the wild yet again. Android Central got its hands on the upcoming software by means of the Nexus 4. Android 4.3 was recently spotted on a Galaxy S4 as well, and this looks like the same (or a very similar) build.

Since this isn’t a major Android release, the changes aren’t exactly jaw-dropping. But there are a few features worth noting, like low-energy Bluetooth support and OpenGL ES 3.0. There’s a new ‘always-on’ option for Wi-Fi-based location services. The camera app has been redesigned, and there’s a new call dialer that intelligently suggests phone numbers while you type. During testing, it was noticed that 4.3 “much improved touch sensitivity to the Nexus 4.”

Viewing the web through Glass.

Viewing the web through Glass.

Google has announced some big additions coming to Glass via a software update. Project Glass continues to evolve as the Android-based platform matures each month.

This time around, Google Glass is getting a full-blown web browser for navigating links from search results. Tons of voice commands are also being added to magnify the hands-free experience.


A new Android theme mimics the design of iOS 7, Apple’s newest mobile operating system. The theme is a combination of custom icons and the Nova Launcher home screen replacement for Android 4.0+.

Anyone remember that FCC complaint we showed you last week? The one filed by a consumer against Verizon for blocking Google Wallet? Anyone remember the official response by Verizon? No? Let me refresh your memory.

One of the standout features of the Galaxy Note II happens to be its Multi Window view. Unfortunately, not every Note II model currently has this feature available to it. T-Mobile has been dragging its feet with the update but will finally push it out to users come this Wednesday December 19th.

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