Looks like Google is hinting Android 4.3 as imminent in new Gmail ad
Now the screen shots on Google’s blog do not reveal anything out of the ordinary, but the video does seem to follow a trend as observed by Marques Brownlee who also happens to be a bit of a tech enthusiast and geek.
Brownlee was viewing the one-minute Gmail ad about the new features on the way and noticed that the time on display of the Nexus 4 showed 4:30. Mere symbolism you say? Is it just someone looking for any reference to Android 4.3 wherever they can find it? It is not such a stretch after all. If you look at the introduction videos of previous Android releases and Nexus devices, you will notice that 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is shown as 4:00 on the Galaxy Nexus. LG’s recent promotion of the Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 shows 4:20 as the time.
Marques points out that this motif has been present since Google introduced Android 2.3 Gingerbread. We dug up a couple other videos and took some screen shots to share. Indeed the time seems to evolve with the OS. It is subtle and arguably not original, but it is telling. With the Nexus 4 in white now official, and other evidence of Android 4.3 in the wild, it must be coming very soon. That is small compensation for those that wished the ads read 5:00, but at least it is better than seeing it display 4:22.
source: Marques Brownlee (Google+)
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2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Marques brownlee, kphd here. He's programs are nice YouTube, Tho he's a Android fanboy.
3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
JB 4.3.0 90fps refresh rate please...®
11. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Can we have something useful? 60 fps is enough. Lets not have google turn into a numbers machine.
Don't make it like apple.
4. koloss (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
this reminds me of some conspiracy theories i have watched earlier
5. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Ooooooo I cannot wait! Nice symbolism Google!
6. SpideyMan (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Allow me to add, on the latest Gmail update ad which is the 3rd picture. You will see the first email coming in is also at 4:30 and the title is: "Pick you up at 7"
I think that means two things. The Nexus 7 (gen 2) is coming in the 7th month, the month of July, and with it is Android 4.3.
7. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
THATS A NICE WAY TO INTERNALIZE THAT lol!!!!
12. SpideyMan (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
lol!! its your friendly neighborhood web head.
15. joseg81 (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
what happens when the time gets to 12? will android also restart at 1 after that?
16. Jphones (Posts: 230; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
They'll just start with military time 1300hrs