There’s more evidence that Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean could be coming soon… as well as an updated version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

While Google hasn’t yet announced either product yet, a Nexus 4 smartphone running Android 4.3 showed up in Thailand last week, and a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet made a brief appearance in a Google promotional video for Google Hangouts a few weeks ago.

Now Japanese site Ameblo spotted an updated Nexus 7 tablet at the Bluetooth SIG website, suggesting that a new version could be on the way.

Google Nexus 7 Bluetooth SIG

According to the Bluetooth website, the tablet is an Asus ME370T 7 inch tablet. That’s the same model number as the Nexus 7 tablet which launched in 2012.

But the new model is running software version JWR11, a build of Android which Google hasn’t yet released — and that’s probably Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Just about the only thing we know (almost) for certain is that the next version of Android will include a redesigned camera app which brings the menu buttons a little closer to the shutter button. Somehow I suspect there will be a few other changes though.

It’s likely that a next-generation Nexus 7 tablet will have a higher resolution display, a new processor, or some other hardware changes — the Hangouts promo video showed a model with a notification light. But since the tablet that just scored Bluetooth certification has the same model number as the 2012 version it’s likely it’s the same tablet — but running new software.

via Notebook Italia

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9 replies on “Did a Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 just get Bluetooth certification?”

  1. I hope they price it right, because my Sero 7 Pro is kicking butt!

      1. Not at all! Just a fan of a great device.
        (and my parents were married)

        1. I’m having a hard time resisting the burning urge to pick up the Sero 7 Pro. The reviews are great for it and the price is beyond right.

  2. Confusing. Bluetooth version 3? I was hoping that Android 4.3 would enable Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) on my Nexus 7. This would indicate that it’s not going to.

  3. Sigh. More parroting of that stupid hangout video. That so-called “notification light” (which is actually the front camera) was almost certainly a special effected added in post. There are a ton of inconsistencies and mistakes in that video. It’s not Google teasing us; it’s an incompetant ad agency getting too trigger-happy with special effects.

    1. Thanks for this comment… I can’t stand it when people go all crazy over fallacious hype.

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