Before the Google I/O event took place, tech enthusiasts were feeling that the event would surely showcase the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. However, the event is over now but Google refrained from revealing anything about the Android 4.3 OS. Experts feel that Google did well by not revealing Android 4.3 at the I/O event. Read on to know why.
Flagship Phones Would Run Older Version of Android
Currently, many of the newly released phones like Galaxy S4, HTC One and Optimus G Pro are running on Android 4.2. If Google had announced Android 4.3 at the I/O event, these phones would appear as if they are running on older version of Android. Also, these phones would have to be tested by the manufacturers to support Android 4.3 and then they would also have to tweak respective UI programs like TouchWiz and Sense.
Instead of Upgrading OS, Update the Apps
If you saw the Google I/O event, you would know that Google had released many updates for many apps such as Google+, Google Maps, Google Play, and many more. The updates are easy to perform and can be updated immediately. Even if you are using slightly older version of Android 4.2 or Android 4.1, you can still manage to use the most recent apps.
New OS Upgrade Requires New Device
In order to unveil the newer version of Android, Google would have to release new Nexus smartphone or tablet. However, no new devices were slotted to be announced at the event. Hence, the much awaited OS was not announced at the event.
Keeping an Eye on Competitors
There are possibilities that Apple may unveil the new iOS in June whereas Microsoft will be releasing an update for Windows Phone some time later this year. So, Google can spend some time and keep an eye on its competitors and then tweak the Android 4.3 OS accordingly and then finally make the announcement for releasing the OS upgrade.