Android 4.3 spotted on HTC One

Android 4.3 is heading our way fast, and it's been spotted on an HTC One.

Android 4.3 is heading our way fast, and it's been spotted on an HTC One . I'm excited to see what Google has in store given this is the first major Android update since Apple's unveiling of iOS 7 , the most dramatic overhaul of the iPhone, iPad and iPod's software ever.

Android 4.3, expected to be an update to Jelly Bean rather than a full-fat new version, is likely to feature support for Bluetooth 4.0. The HTC running 4.3 has been spotted in a listing by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the model number reportedly matching with the model number of an HTC One with factory-fresh Android aboard.

When Android 4.3 will arrive is anyone's guess, seeing as it failed to show up at this year's Google I/O developer conference , the traditional venue for the unveiling of a new version of Android.

I was hoping for Key Lime Pie , the next generation of Android, but no cigar -- so it's good to see the next update is at least close enough to be tested on current phones.

The HTC One has been popular over at Google Towers lately: the US is getting an HTC One with stock Android , like the Google edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 .

What features do you think should be in Android 4.3? Should Google be worried about iOS 7? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook wall.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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