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Android 4.3 leaks out for the Nexus 4, tells a story of chance

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Android 4.3 leaks out for the Nexus 4, tells a story of chance
Ever wondered what it would be like to win the lottery? Well, the story of Google+ user Jeff Williams is just like that, with the exception of, you know, the money. But it did make a lot of people over at the XDA Developers boards very happy. And happiness trumps money. Mostly.

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): 

To name a few. If you must have proof, check the video of an XDA user who managed to flash the new ROM on his Nexus 4.

source: Jeff Williams (G+), via XDA Developers

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posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:47 2

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

Same old jellybean? Again?
Ain't nobody got times for dat...

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 08:50 12

2. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)

complaining about little tweaks?
ain't nobody got that time for dat

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 09:25 15

3. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

replying to her
aint nobody got time for dat

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 09:36 6

4. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

Wendy is a guy...lol

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 14:00 2

9. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Who cares about his/her gender?
aint time that nobody for got

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 22:38

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wendygarret is juzwendy...both trolls

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:30 4

5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

The world's most advanced mobile operating system. :)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:53

6. valapsp (Posts: 562; 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

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 12:38

7. therealestboy (Posts: 54; Member since: 03 May 2013)

So what is new in android 4.3?

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 13:39

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.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 03:22 1

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 14:45

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.

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