Recent reports have almost confirmed that the Google Edition Galaxy S4 will soon be getting the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. This information was provided by SamMobile who claim to have got the tip from an insider.
SamMobile posted a number of images of what seem to be screenshots taken from a Samsung Galaxy S4 device running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. According to the site, these screenshots are of a Google Edition Galaxy S4 that was running on an early edition of Android 4.3 running on the GT-I9505 version. For those who don’t know yet, the GT-I9505 is the Google Edition Galaxy S4 that is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The screenshot images also gave out a lot of information about the Android 4.3 build being tested. As you can clearly see, the Android version number is ‘4.3’ and the build number is ‘JWR66N.S005.130625.’ The source also added saying that ‘JWR66N’ is the actual Android build number whereas ‘S005.130625’ has been added by Samsung in order to keep a record of internal test builds.
Even though Google has not officially announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is expected to be the next major update for Android, we know that this new version is on its way. Even though the Google Edition Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box, it will soon get the Android 4.3 update.
This is definitely good news for consumers who have decided to go for the Google Edition Galaxy S4. And to add to the excitement, you will be happy to know that the 4.3 update for the Google Edition Galaxy S4 is expected to be rolled out in the month of July. However, don’t forget that none of this news has been officially confirmed as of now. We have our eyes and ears open, and will follow up with this report from SamMobile, so stay tuned.