Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jul 2013 17:06 UTC
Google As expected, Google has just unveiled Android 4.3. It's not a huge release, but its got some nice optimisations, bug fixes, and a small number of new features. Nexus 4, 7, 10 and the Galaxy Nexus will receive the update today, and the new Nexus 7, also unveiled today, ships it by default. Speaking of the new Nexus 7 - it's got a 1200x1920 display, and is pretty much better in every possible way compared to the outgoing model. Still as cheap, too. Most of all: I hope they improved the horrible NAND flash Asus used which is the Achilles heel of the outgoing model.
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by Wafflez on Wed 24th Jul 2013 17:29 UTC
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by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 24th Jul 2013 17:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

What?

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by Wafflez on Wed 24th Jul 2013 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
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by gilboa on Thu 25th Jul 2013 05:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
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2005-07-06

Ignore.

(Finally got the OP comment, nothing to see here, move along).

Edited 2013-07-25 05:44 UTC

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Darn you, Google!
by manjabes on Wed 24th Jul 2013 18:25 UTC
manjabes
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2005-08-27

Darn you, Google!
Just as I was about to buy the Xperia tablet, you do this...now I'll face some more tough decision-making. I hate decision-making...

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RE: Darn you, Google!
by crhylove on Wed 24th Jul 2013 18:42 UTC in reply to "Darn you, Google!"
crhylove Member since:
2010-04-10

That IS tough, both sony and google have been great about helping cyanogenmod.... Though Sony should be rewarded for recent attempts at good behavior!

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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 24th Jul 2013 19:57 UTC
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2010-06-08

I hope Freedreno driver will get in shape for this, and then it can get Plasma Active with Wayland running.

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Vanilla, Vanilla
by fretinator on Wed 24th Jul 2013 20:47 UTC
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2005-07-06

This is exactly why I upgraded to a Nexus 4. In a few days I will be sporting Android 4.3. I have no idea why anyone would want to force a skin over Android 4.2 (and I imagine Android 4.3). On my Nexus 4 it is so smooth, simple, clear. From now on I'm sticking with a vanilla Android device. Since I am in the T-Mobile jump program, when the next Nexus device comes out (with 72 cores and a 4000x2000 screen I imagine), I will just upgrade.

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RE: Vanilla, Vanilla
by WorknMan on Wed 24th Jul 2013 21:34 UTC in reply to "Vanilla, Vanilla"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

This is exactly why I upgraded to a Nexus 4. In a few days I will be sporting Android 4.3.


Which means you will unofficially become an unpaid beta tester for Google, at which time you may notice things like them forgetting to add December to the calendar or a busted bluetooth audio stack ;)

As for me, I'll wait at least a couple of weeks.

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Microsoft needs to pay attention
by ronaldst on Wed 24th Jul 2013 21:03 UTC
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2005-06-29

This is the price/specs of tablets.

If Google can do it, Microsoft can do better.

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RE: Microsoft needs to pay attention
by Fergy on Thu 25th Jul 2013 07:45 UTC in reply to "Microsoft needs to pay attention"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

If Google can do it, Microsoft can do better.

That is a weird thing to say. Google has shown that they can do things MS can't.

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New Nexus 4 Sometime?
by trixacola on Thu 25th Jul 2013 04:22 UTC
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2013-07-25

As I mentioned elsewhere, I've been seriously considering getting my hands onto a Nexus 4. Now I'm wondering if another Nexus 4 is coming out soon.

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Nice
by Drunkula on Thu 25th Jul 2013 12:27 UTC
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2009-09-03

Want... However it also means that some used first gen 7's will be sold soon, and probably cheap!

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