Android 4.3 leaks out for the Nexus 4, tells a story of chance
posted by Chris P. / Jul 18, 2013, 7:44 AM
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
Google Nexus 4 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2 View Full specs
- Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)
Same old jellybean? Again? Ain't nobody got times for dat...
posted on Jul 18, 2013, 7:47 AM 2
Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013
complaining about little tweaks? ain't nobody got that time for dat
posted on Jul 18, 2013, 8:50 AM 12
Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 08, 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.
posted on Jul 18, 2013, 1:39 PM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 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.
posted on Jul 18, 2013, 2:45 PM 0
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