Android 4.3 leaks out for the Nexus 4, tells a story of chance
Anyhow, in a tale of chance, Jeff bought a Nexus 4 off Craigslist and lo and behold – a few weeks into his purchase, he noticed that his phone was actually running Android 4.3, because, well – it used to belong to a Googler, apparently. The rest is history – in a gesture to be remembered by the Android developer community, Jeff stayed up all night and, with the assistance of people over IRC, learned how to get a system dump on Android that would prove his screenshot wasn't a hoax. It turns out that it isn't, and developers have confirmed so. Moreover, a flashable Android 4.3 ROM for the Nexus 4 is now available on the XDA boards, though without a working radio or a bootloader (yet).
Just like an early build of Android 4.3 for the Google Play Edition version of the Galaxy S4 we showed you a few weeks ago, there's really nothing of note to report – most of the tweaks are under the hood. The summary below lists a few things we expect to come once the official 4.3 build from Google is released (hopefully in a week from now):
- An enhanced camera interface,
- A deeper functionality to Notifications,
- Tweaks to the way apps and widgets are sorted
source: Jeff Williams (G+), via XDA Developers
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Same old jellybean? Again?
Ain't nobody got times for dat...
2. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)
complaining about little tweaks?
ain't nobody got that time for dat
3. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)
replying to her
aint nobody got time for dat
9. whysoserious (Posts: 317; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Who cares about his/her gender?
aint time that nobody for got
11. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wendygarret is juzwendy...both trolls
5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
The world's most advanced mobile operating system. :)
6. valapsp (Posts: 484; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
What i really want to be fixed in android 4.3 is BLUETOOTH INTERRUPTION when listening to music. It's there since Android 4.1
8. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 44; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)
i wanted to see a quadrant benchmark score to know if something changed
my nexus 4 on stock 4.2.2 scores about 4800
why does the HTC Droid DNA score 8230
the oppo find 5 7662
same 2gb ram,same SoC,1080p displays that are supposed to drain more resources,bloatware interface,etc.
on stock android i see some lag while scrolling thru widget pages.
i saw that those other devices with same SoC are a lot faster.why ??? its suppposed to be a nexus,get updates fast,and fix stupid issues fast,not to wait sooo long for a underthehood update.
12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Thermal throttling. Once the Nexus 4 gets to a certain temperature, the CPU is limited to 1.2 GHz and the GPU clock speed is progressively cut in half.
10. JBGurl330 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Besnik,what difference does the score make?Nexus 4 is finally close to having 4.3.People should be happy(ungrateful *****)Kudos to the Guy for sharing his find to xda for those who really want this rom to test so they can develope rom's for us in the Nexus community.