Android 4.3-running Nexus 7 spotted on Bluetooth SIG

There has been a lot of talk about the Android 4.3 build and now it seems it is scheduled to come out soon. While there is no announcement yet to support this, the evidence seems to be mounting. As reported earlier, a new build of Android, named 4.3 JWR23B, was found in the Google server logs. The key fact here is the way the build has been named, with the J in the build name indicating that it is still Jelly Bean.

Now according to a new report by liliputing, there has been evidence of an updated Nexus 7 tablet being spotted at the Bluetooth SIG website, with the elusive Android build featuring in the specifications.

Starts shipping today. (image courtesy Google+)

The Google Nexus 7 may soon see a new version... (image courtesy Google+)


The Bluetooth website has listed the product as an Asus ME370T 7-inch tablet. What is interesting is that the Nexus 7 tablet had the same model number when it launched in 2012. According to the spec sheet, though, the new tablet is running a software version called JWR11, which is a build that Google has not yet formally launched. Hence, all the evidence points to this mysterious version being the Android 4.3.

The Bluetooth Certification that is lending to the evidence

The Bluetooth Certification that is lending to the evidence


As reported earlier, a Nexus 4 smartphone was spotted in Thailand last week, which sported a revamped camera interface. So far, its all that is known about what the Android 4.3 will be bringing to the table.

While the new Nexus 7 tablet may bring a new processor and higher resolution to its display, because the Bluetooth certification shows the same model name as its 2012 version, it could be the same model with some new software updates.

Published Date: May 29, 2013 03:32 pm | Updated Date: May 29, 2013 03:32 pm