Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

July 7, 2013

    HTC One Google Edition

    The HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has apparently been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG.

    According to the available documentation, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G has received certification on July 5, with the application having been filed on June 18.

    PN071 is the model number of the HTC One, and that “G” most likely describes the fact that this is a Google Play edition phone. “Android 4.3” doesn’t require any more introductions, as that’s the next expected update from Google.

    According to the Bluetooth SIG, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G will be upgraded to software version 3.05.1700.2, most likely once Android 4.3 is released.

    The HTC One Google Play edition model was launched on June 26 alongside the similar Galaxy S4 version. These devices are expected to run the latest Android version as soon as it’s released – in this case Android 4.3 – although it’s HTC and Samsung, respectively, that will be responsible for issuing the updates, not Google.

    Android 4.3 HTC One

    Why is a handset that’s already Bluetooth-certified getting a new certification from the Bluetooth SIG? Well, Android 4.3 is expected to bring Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, so maybe that’s the reason. Similarly, we’ve seen the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus (both reportedly running Android 4.3) receiving similar certifications.

    While the Bluetooth SIG can offer such details about certain devices, we’ll remind you that Android 4.3 is yet to be made official by Google. That said, we do expect the new OS version to be unveiled later this month, maybe alongside new Nexus hardware.

    Comments

    • klp

      4.3 is fake. klp is coming in the fall.

      • Sanay Tandon

        why do you think it is fake

        • HardyHarHar

          Because he is a douch…

          • Leogini S. Berafort

            What’s a douch.

    • 26

      I’m curious which will get the first of official 4.3.

      Will google give the first official 4.3 to the original NEXUS (Nex4/7) or the google edition phones?

      • Topcat488

        The HTC One Google Play edition model was launched on June 26 alongside the similar Galaxy S4 version. These devices are expected to run the latest Android version as soon as it’s released – in this case Android 4.3 – although it’s HTC and Samsung, respectively, that will be responsible for issuing the updates, not Google.

        Google is not responsible for the HTC One GPe updates.

    • Johnathan Katz

      Big deal, I see no massive need to make the incremental update to 4.3, I’ll wait until Key Lime Pie.

    • Alu Zeros

      Android 5.0 answer to fragmentation? We’ll see. Have htc one AT&T, would be nice if google handles all android updated and allow third party to create a skin layer over it. Probably wont ever happen though.

    • AndroidShiz

      All the tech news sites have it wrong. Google will be updating the S4 and the NEO directly.

    • Austin2222

      It would be a pleasant surprise if Google disguised 5.0 as 4.3 until the last moment

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