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Looks like Google is hinting Android 4.3 as imminent in new Gmail ad

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Looks like Google is hinting Android 4.3 as imminent in new Gmail ad
Earlier today, we shared the news from Google about an update coming to Gmail for the web, iOS and Android over the next few weeks.

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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posted on 29 May 2013, 16:49 5

1. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


I'm looking forward to this update.

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:50 3

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.

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posted on 29 May 2013, 16:54 3

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


JB 4.3.0 90fps refresh rate please...®

posted on 29 May 2013, 19:36 3

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.

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:54 2

4. koloss (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


this reminds me of some conspiracy theories i have watched earlier

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:03 2

5. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Ooooooo I cannot wait! Nice symbolism Google!

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:22 7

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.

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:48 4

7. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 980; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


THATS A NICE WAY TO INTERNALIZE THAT lol!!!!

posted on 29 May 2013, 18:28 1

9. blingblingthing (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Nice work.

posted on 29 May 2013, 19:33

10. NickPeters (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Sherlock Holmes, is that you? Nice job!

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:10 3

12. SpideyMan (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


lol!! its your friendly neighborhood web head.

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:12 2

13. NickPeters (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Oh, I knew it was u Parker! :)

posted on 29 May 2013, 18:14 1

8. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


MKBHD!!

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:16

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2457; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool, nice nails of the lady.

posted on 30 May 2013, 10:09 1

15. joseg81 (Posts: 164; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


what happens when the time gets to 12? will android also restart at 1 after that?

posted on 30 May 2013, 11:15

16. Jphones (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


They'll just start with military time 1300hrs

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