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

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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16 Comments

1. israinwet

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

I'm looking forward to this update.

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Marques brownlee, kphd here. He's programs are nice YouTube, Tho he's a Android fanboy. ®

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

JB 4.3.0 90fps refresh rate please...®

11. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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: 14; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

this reminds me of some conspiracy theories i have watched earlier

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Ooooooo I cannot wait! Nice symbolism Google!

6. SpideyMan

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 25, 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: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

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

9. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Nice work.

10. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Sherlock Holmes, is that you? Nice job!

12. SpideyMan

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

lol!! its your friendly neighborhood web head.

13. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Oh, I knew it was u Parker! :)

8. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

MKBHD!!

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool, nice nails of the lady.

15. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

16. Jphones

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They'll just start with military time 1300hrs

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