Android 4.3 build for the Nexus 4 pops up on forums

Android logoAndroid 4.3 has made a surreptitious debut on the Nexus 4, according to Google+ user Jeff Williams, who sent his phone's backup files to the xda-developer forums. Williams asserts that the phone, which he bought second-hand, came with a 4.3 build pre-installed.

The backup uses the build number JWR66N, the same number that was leaked on a Samsung Galaxy S 4 at the end of June. Williams says that he bought the phone from a Googler who apparently forgot to wipe it of the upcoming Android update.

Android 4.3 на Nexus 4

The bootloader and cellular radio parts of the backup were initially missing, though Williams is working to add them in a follow-up post. Android Police checked the build out and verified that it is otherwise functional, and the site has a video of it in operation. The build includes a new version of the Google Play store that can now be downloaded separately, or Nexus 4 owners can install the entire build onto their own phones.

This leak makes it more likely that we’ll see the unveiling of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean alongside a new Nexus 7 at the July 24 event Google announced yesterday. Ars reporters will be on the ground covering the event live—until then, stay tuned.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android, smartphones

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