Android 4.3 is getting around, and being caught in more and more places. This time, it has been caught on an ASUS tablet, and the questions far outweigh the answers. Questions such as, “What is this Tablet? What is 4.3 doing on it?” And the perennial favorite, “When can I get my hands on both?”
Still using Jelly Bean as a base, the tablet itself is model coded K008. Although the newest iteration of Jelly Bean is yet to be announced, we believe it’ll be soon. When it is, will this Asus follow suit? We did see a Nexus 4 running 4.3 a couple weeks ago, which piqued our interest as well. Rumors are also floating around of a new Nexus 7 also, that will likely also underpin 4.3.
Either way, this summer is shaping up to be an interesting one, with lots of reveals. Although we have no news on this ASUS tablet, or why it is Android 4.3 on it, we can tell you that it wouldn’t be Copyrighted by Bluetooth SIG if it wasn’t a stepping stone, or at least a prototype.
With that in mind, fingers crossed that we’ll have something new to both look at and play with from the ever increasing quality of ASUS products. Paired up with 4.3 Jelly Bean, it should be a heck of a machine.
Last thought. Could this be the new Nexus 7 we expected to see at Google I/O that never got announced? We’ll see!
SOURCE: Bluetooth Special Interest Group