Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Jun 2013 17:33 UTC
Google "There's a leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM out in the wild this morning, in the form of a pre-release build for the 'Google Play edition' Galaxy S4. It's also been ported to the European LTE Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505) in the form of a custom ROM, courtesy of the original source of the leak, Samsung fansite SamMobile. We've fired up that ROM on our European GS4 and shot a quick hands-on video, giving an early glimpse of the next version of Android." Few changes.
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RE: What a surprise !
by cmost on Sat 29th Jun 2013 01:36 UTC in reply to "What a surprise !"
cmost
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I think it's smart of Google to stick to small, incremental updates to Android 4.x series in order to get carriers caught up while they straighten out the fragmentation mess. Android 4.x is a strong, robust platform that's mature and capable enough to carry users forward before a radical update that is expected with Android 5.x. Slow and steady will win the game. That being said, I also think it is very smart of Google to work with OEMs to offer "Google Play" (i.e., Nexus) versions of popular phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One sans carrier skins and other bloatware that hinders timely updates to the OS.

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