Android 4.3: When is it coming to my phone and tablet?

Android 4.3 has been announced, but when is it coming to your phone or tablet? The Android 4.3 release date will be varied, as it has been with previous versions, as manufacturers analyse and then implement the new features on their phones.

Here we'll piece together all the latest news about when your phone should be getting the new version of Android and all the new features it brings. We've asked all the major Android OS manufacturers and will update this article as and when we get news of release schedules.

Nexus devices

Google has so far confirmed at the company's Android 4.3 / Nexus 7 2nd-generation launch that Android 4.3 will be rolling out from 24 July for its Nexus range of devices. That includes the older Nexus 7, the Nexus 10, the Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus.

HTC

Google didn't say when the HTC One Google Edition device would be updated. HTC hasn't said as yet if the HTC One or the newly announced HTC One mini will be getting the update, but it has told Pocket-lint that it is "reviewing Android 4.3 to see how this update fits into our plans", and that it hopes "to have more info for us soon".

Samsung

Google also didn't detail whether the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition would be getting the update. As for its plans for Android 4.3 for its Galaxy range of devices and its Note series? Samsung told us: "Samsung UK will confirm upgrade plans to Android 4.3 to selected Galaxy devices in the coming months."

Sony

Sony's Xperia range has been very good in the past about updating to the latest version of Android, and this time around it looks like Sony is working on getting Android 4.3 to its devices. And this time is no different.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is now available for Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z.

Sony says Jelly Bean will roll out to the remaining Xperia devices soon.

Motorola

No word on whether the Motorola Razr or newly announced Droid versions will be getting the update, but it's a given that the new Moto X, being announced on 1 August will come with Android 4.3

LG

Aside from the Nexus 4 getting the new Android 4.3 straight away, LG hasn't confirmed anything for its other devices. A spokesperson for the company told Pocket-lint:

"I wouldn't expect 4.3 to be available on non-Nexus devices for a few more months since it's rolling out now on N4."



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