Galaxy Nexus passes through Bluetooth SIG, is Android 4.3 incoming?

June 10, 2013

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There have been plenty of rumours and even some accurate looking pieces of information flying around recently regarding the next update to Android. We’ve seen picture of Android 4.3 update running on a Nexus 4 in Thailand and even received a hands on video of the updated camera UI. But the next big twist is that another Nexus device has been spotted passing through Bluetooth certification again, which suggests that the handset is about to receive a software update.

If you look closely at the design model number row, you’ll notice that the model number GT-I9250, which is code for the Galaxy Nexus. The reason for re-certification is quite likely due to the device receiving a new update which necessitates a double check against the Bluetooth standards, in other words the next big update to Android, quite possibly version 4.3.

Galaxy Nexus BT SIG

If you recall back a just a couple of weeks, the Nexus 7 also passed through Bluetooth SIG under pretty much the same circumstances. Not to mention that we noticed quite a few Android 4.3 builds in our server logs, which included the Galaxy Nexus, not too long ago either. The evidence is certainly mounting that Android 4.3 is on its way, and probably sooner rather than later.

Comments

  • Balraj

    Does this mean that old Google nexus is still capable of receiving android 4.3 but same speced device from other oem are not capable.
    Wow..no wonder ppl love stock android so much!!!!!

    • Infinite7154

      That’s the beauty of owning a Nexus device. When an update comes, we get it ASAP.

    • Skander

      And that’s why I’m happy Samsung and HTC now have nexus versions of their flagships, even if they don’t release an update, Google does and you can just flash it.

    • Simon Belmont

      Yes. The Galaxy Nexus will definitely see Android 4.3 by the looks of things.

      I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if it saw KLP in the fall too. I’m guessing that’d be its swan song, though. But CM and others will it keep it alive. Gotta love the development scene.

    • http://www.thinkingbrian.com/ ThinkingBrian

      It all depends upon the device. We saw this last time when 4.2 Jelly Bean came out. The Nexus One and Nexus S couldn’t be upgraded. So the Nexus S will stay on Android 4.1. But the Galaxy Nexus could. I would imagine that this upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is for both the Galaxy Nexus will be upgraded and so will the LG Nexus 4.

      Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Nexus#Nexus_One

    • SeraZR™

      google or no google….GNEX will definitely get KLP via custom ROMS

    • SeraZR™

      google or no google….GNEX will definitely get KLP via custom ROMS

  • Simon Belmont

    Awesome. I just picked up a second hand GSM Galaxy Nexus for my move over to T-Mobile (got a great price and it’s in great shape).

    It looks like Android 4.3 is coming soon. If not this month, then next, I reckon.

  • rob

    Specification name 3.0, that doesn’t sound too promising, the nexus 4 specification name was 4.0.

    • Nasko Hristov

      The galaxy nexus is 2011 I don’t think that cvan handle 4.0

      • Indianajonze

        actually it can. or at least the chipset supports it…

    • Nasko Hristov

      The galaxy nexus is 2011 I don’t think that cvan handle 4.0

  • John

    I saw a bunch of Gnexus’s at Target sold by Verizon (it’d cost me 50$) and I still like the idea of getting this phone. It has a removable battery and memory slot right? would anyone recommend I go this route or go with Nexus4 (349+ shipping)?

  • John

    I saw a bunch of Gnexus’s at Target sold by Verizon (it’d cost me 50$) and I still like the idea of getting this phone. It has a removable battery and memory slot right? would anyone recommend I go this route or go with Nexus4 (349+ shipping)?

    • Noel

      For the price I say go with the N4 or just be patient and wait for the N5 in a few month…unless u don’t have a good working device presently.

    • Noel

      For the price I say go with the N4 or just be patient and wait for the N5 in a few month…unless u don’t have a good working device presently.