Android 4.3 Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 update delayed


Google announced its new and improved Android 4.3 build last Wednesday and promised that the update will be pushed out to native Nexus devices the same day. Three days later, the build has still not reached the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7, the Nexus 10 and the Google Nexus. When questioned about the delay in the rolling out of the platform, Google has issued a statement saying that the update is coming soon.

As KYM reports, the update is in the process of rolling out in UK and should be available to users in the coming days. The update, we assume, should hit other markets including India soon after. Tech enthusiasts the world over are surprised by the delay in the rolling out of Android 4.3 to devices, especially since the improvements the update carries are small in scale.

Android’s new build’s biggest change is the Restricted Profiles feature that allows parents to give restricted access to their children for content on their devices. The update also packs in support for Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart which makes an Android device compatible with gadgets like heart rate monitors and the like. OpenGL/ES support allows Android 4.3 to play photo realistic 3D graphics as well.

The New Nexus 7 is the first device to run the Android 4.3 build out-of-the-box. The tablet is laden with some top-of-the-line specs and promises to give competitors like the iPad Mini some serious competition.


We will be on the lookout for the New Nexus 7’s arrival in India and we will also be waiting and watching for the Android 4.3 update to hit devices in the sub-continent. Stay with us for more Android news, views and reviews.


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