Based on previous rumors we expected Google to present the new Nexus 4 on yesterday’s OI and it did it. At least kind of. Google did not announce the phone officially, but guys from Android and Me got opportunity to hold white Nexus 4 in their hands. They even managed to snap a photo to share with those of us who were not lucky enough to get a glimpse of the phone. The next Nexus 4 is expected to go on sale in less than a month, on June 10. Probably its price will be similar to the current level, which starts at $299 without contract.
Next Nexus 4 by LG coming with Android 4.3 OS
In terms of hardware, the Google Nexus 4 by LG doesn’t bring anything new to the table. It will be launched with identical specs as its black brother. As far as we know, the only difference between those two will be the casing with its refreshed white hue. Great news is that the phone will come with a new iteration of Android platform out of the box. New version of the OS will be released with 4.3 number, however, its official name remain unknown.
Android 4.3 was actually believed to be announced at Google IO, but apparently the company decided to change its plans. It is speculated that Google wanted to demonstrate their ability to roll out new services and APIs without upgrading the Android firmware. Not many details are known about Android 4.3, however we should not expect any groundbreaking novelties. We are told that the developer API level should be upgraded to version 18, with Bluetooth Smart support. Beyond that, Android 4.3 remains a mystery.
source: Android and me