Exclusive: HTC and Samsung both confirm Android 4.3 plans

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Google has simply revealed its latest variation of Android, an iterative update to Jelly Bean referred to as Android 4.3 – and both HTC and Samsung are eying it with interest.

Unfortunately, HTC could not inform us if or when Android 4.3 would concern the HTC array, nor which mobile phones would be in line for the update, regardless of Google itself confirming that the Google Version HTC One would be getting the update ‘quickly’.

But HTC’s senior worldwide online communications supervisor Jeff Gordon told us, ‘We are reviewing Android 4.3 to see how this update fits into our strategies.’

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The company wishes to have more details for us soon – and we hope that info will be, ‘Yeah, sure, we will be bringing Android 4.3 to the entire line-up … tomorrow!’

Samsung is sadly being more direct on a timescale, and it’s bad news. It informed TechRadar: ‘Samsung UK will verify upgrade plans to Android 4.3 to chosen Galaxy devices in the coming months’.

This means that it could be 2014 up until we start seeing Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 updates … we just cannot wait for the reams of tales about the rumors of this upgrade coming.

What we do understand is that the new Nexus 7 will be the first brand-new device to come with Android 4.3, while the Neuxs 4, old Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus handsets should be getting the upgrade from today, with the Google Version Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google Version HTC One successor.