Android 4.3 over the air update now hitting Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

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Yesterday Google announced new update for Android Jelly Bean, Android 4.3. It is a minor update giving better performance and stability and for tablets it brings a new feature called ‘Restricted Profiles’. You get the idea from the name what ‘Restricted Profiles’ is about, on Android 4.2 we saw you can add different profiles if more than one person is using the tablet and now on Android 4.3 the owner of the device can limit content of other profiles like, limited access to apps. The update has already started rolling out to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

On Google+ a community called NEXUS, a user posted he got the update on his Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. According to the user compare to Android 4.2.2 he found the new update Android 4.3 on Galaxy Nexus  is significantly faster, Nexus 4 was already faster and is still faster and Nexus 7 feels more optimized. Later he posted a bug he found in the camera which I am unsure about – maybe something went wrong while flashing factory image or maybe it’s a wrong factory image from different source.

If you don’t want to wait for the update, you can get the factory image from here.

New Nexus7 from Google – Thinner, Lighter and Faster


Just a day before the announcement we all saw the photos of new Nexus 7 on Reddit and pre-order on BestBuy. Now Google has “officially” announced the new Nexus 7 at the event in San Francisco which was live streamed on YouTube. It is 2mm thinner and 50g lighter than its predecessor. The Nexus 7 is the highest resolution tablet in the market – full HD 1920 x 1200 screen with 320ppi pixel density. The side bezels are now reduced.  With the new Nexus 7 you get camera on the front 1.2 MP and rear 5MP shoots 1080p video at 30fps.

The new Nexus 7 under the hood has Continue reading

Google Event on 24th July


Next Wednesday 24th July 2013 Google is holding event – Please join us for breakfast with Sundar Pichai. The event will be live streamed on YouTube. Sundar Pichai became part of Android team after Andy Rubin left. My expectations for the event are –

  • New Android OS update Android 4.3
  • Upgraded Nexus 7
  • And most anticipated Motorola X
Source – AndroidCentral