Google will drop a new white edition of its current-gen Nexus smartphone next month, it has been claimed, complete with the as-yet-unseen 4.3 version of Android.
Android and Me reports that the fresh colourway of the Google Nexus 4 will arrive on June 10th and run the up-to-the-minute edition of Android that had originally been expected to debut at the Google I/O event this month. The handset will be otherwise unchanged from the version in the shops right now.
According to the Android fansite’s brilliantly named scribe Taylor Wimberley, Google opted to hold back the freshly baked version of its platform to prove to the watching tech world that it is capable of introducing new features to Android without bringing out a new version of the software.
Wimberly doesn’t mention it, but it’s also probable that Google is hoping that a June release for new software could steal tech press column inches away from Apple.
The Cupertino-based giant is expected to use its June World Wide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) to lift the lid on the latest iOS 7 iteration of its smartphone software. And, depending on which tech news sites you read, it may also give us our first look at the iPad mini 2 and possibly even the fabled low-cost iPhone.
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