Google is sending out press invites to a event on July 24, in San Francisco. The invite reads "please join us for breakfast with Sunder Pichai. What does Android and Chrome chief have instored? Could it be that the much awaited Android 4.3 will be reveled finally? Or it could be something related to Crome. What ever it is, the invitation does not even give a hint on what it could be. The event also to be webcasted live on Google's YouTube channel.
There have also been rumors going around suggesting that Google might unveil it's next gen Nexus 7 tablet. However, Android 4.3 does seems like a better bet, as the OS update has been popping up on popular high-end devices from time to time.
There has been a long wait for the update, with enumerable rumored release dates that were all proved to be false. Android Police had got it's hands Android 4.3 rom that was leaked on the net. After tearing down the APK, they found out about a few features that will come with the new update.
First feature that was found was the Always Scanning Wi-Fi - this could mean that the device running on Android 4.3 will always be in a scan mode to find Wi-Fi connections. Android Police says that Wi-Fi scan mode might be in a partially switched on state, which could infact save battery then drain more. The feature can also be turned off at the advanced menu.
As Android Police continued tearing down the APK and found out that various tweaks were implemented Android's font. Moving on it also reports that Google is planning to introduce new notification services for 4.3. A string of the disassembled APK read "%1$s will be able to read all notifications posted by the system or any installed app, which may include personal information such as contact names and the text of messages sent to you. It will also be able to dismiss these notifications or touch action buttons within them".
The existence of the Bluetooth LE (Light Energy) feature has long been talked about. It allows users to use Bluetooth feature with lighter impact on the battery life. It also allows the handset to connect to accessories supporting the LE standards.
Previously, a couple of XDA Developers users spotted a Nexus 4 device running on the latest iteration of the Android operating system, in the ongoing Thailand mobile Expo 2013. They did manage to capture a few pics of the new OS. One of the pics showed a new camera app with a redesigned panel that features toggles for HDR, contrast, rotation and white balance.