It has been a crazy few weeks in the world of Android. From Google opting to not drop a new version of Android at their annual developer event, to multiple hardware partners announcing Nexus-like devices running stock Android. Previous rumors have pegged Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (not Key Lime Pie) for June 10th, but others are stating it will arrive in early July.
At this point we’ll just have to take everything with a grain of salt until the folks from Google announce the details themselves, but we like what we’re hearing. Yesterday HTC announced the HTC One Google experience device with stock Android, or the Senseless edition, and today reports are claiming Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will arrive very soon, and immediately get pushed to the new HTC One.
The trustworthy and usually accurate developer @LlabTooFeR confirmed the information this morning on Twitter. Claiming exactly what was mentioned above. The question however, is when exactly Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will actually be announced and pushed out by Google. And when it does, how soon after the announcement will the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 get the update?
Also, does he mean it will get the update a few weeks after Android 4.3 is announced, or a few weeks after the HTC One is released? Which is June 26th by the way. This could mean that the new version of Android will drop soon, and then the HTC One will quickly be updated. It’s really hard to tell at this point.
From all the recent 4.3 sightings (linked to below) it’s safe to say the new OS is coming soon, but how soon is the question. Google could be announcing something in early June, and if so, we’ll be ready with all the details.