When Google introduces a new version of its popular OS, the first question pops up in minds is about the availability of this Android version in phones and tablets (Except those lucky users with a Nexus phone or tablet). Statistics show that although Google has recently introduced Jelly Bean 4.3 but the majority of Android users are still waiting to receive an update to upgrade from Ginger Bread to ICS.
In this article, we review which mobile phones or tablets will get the Jelly Bean 4.3 update as the latest Android version. (See: Android Jelly Bean 4.3 Features)
Nexus 7 2 is the first device to get Jelly Bean 4.3, and Google announced that Jelly Bean 4.3 is available for some other Nexus devices too. Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 are the devices have already received the OTA update (Or are going to receive).
Google also mentioned that Galaxy S4 GE (Google Edition) and HTC One GE are the next devices to receive the update.
Sony has officially announced the list of phones and tablets to receive the JB 4.3 upda te, though no launch time has been specified. Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, and Xperia Z Ultra are the lucky devices. Since some of the devices have not already received the Jelly Bean 4.2 update, they may be upgraded to 4.3 directly from 4.1.
There is no official statement from Samsung regarding the update program, but rumors indicate that, we should be waiting to see Jelly Bean 4.3 on these devices soon: Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3 (It is expected to be released with 4.3), and Galaxy S4 Mini.
HTC One, HTC One mini, and HTC Butterfly S are the most anticipated HTC phones to receive the Jelly Bean 4.3 update. But there is no official announcement to confirm the update. HTC One users may have to wait longer than GS4 users, since they have just received the 4.2.2 update on their devices.
There is no confirmation for LG devices either, but the flagships LG Optimus series are most likely to receive the update and the long waiting G2 is expected to run 4.3 by default.
The article is updated as soon as we receive more official announcements or reliable rumors.