The reports for the existence of Android 4.3 were leaked even before Google I/O but we finally have images of this new Android version running on an actual device. An XDA User spotted the Google Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 in the Thailand Mobile Expo. Thanks to Junior member chaleen, we now have three images of the same. Two of them confirms Android 4.3 and one shows off a new camera UI in the default camera app for Android 4.3.
The images clearly indicate that Android 4.3 is going to be called Jelly Bean. This will be the third version of Jelly Bean after 4.1 and 4.2. The images also show the camera app for Android 4.3 which is different from that of Android 4.2 in the fact that controls now appear in an arc-like control panel lining the photo click button. In Android 4.2, camera controls used to appear in a circle when a user taps and holds anywhere on the screen in the camera UI.
The leak does not reveal anything else. From the look and feel of the settings menu, it seems very similar to the Android 4.2, which was also predicted by the rumors. The same cannot be said about everything else but we do know for a fact now that Android 4.3 won’t be that huge of an update over Android 4.2. Possibly Google is giving time to the developers and manufacturers to catch up to the latest Android version by introducing small changes over the previous version.
A new video has also leaked on YouTube detailing the camera UI for Android 4.3:
According to past rumors, Android 4.3 will be announced along with white Nexus 4 by Google in an event on June 10. We do not have any event notification from Google as yet so it remains to be seen how things pan out within the next 15 days. You can see the complete high resolution leaked images on page 26 and 27 of this XDA thread. Keep following us on more such news on phones, gadgets and tablets on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.