Tuesday, July 23, 2013

iOS 7 beta 4 download launch this week clashes with Android Jelly Bean

Apple is set to release iOS 7 beta 4 this week, and while iOS and Android aren’t on concurrent release schedules, the two will nonetheless collide at least tangentially. Google is gearing up for the release of Android Jelly Bean 4.3, a medium size final public release of its Android operating system. But Apple’s release of iOS 7 beta 4 will bring just as much attention even though it’s merely a developer release. That won’t stop eager iPhone an iPad users from finding a way to get their hands on the latest beta because they can’t help themselves.
iOS 7 is still a month or two away from public release and Apple has only shown off a portion of its features. But each beta version shows off a little more of what Apple has under the hood, and iOS 7 beta 4 should begin to reveal some of the meatier changes to the interface and core iOS apps.
Android Jelly Bean 4.3 has already been shown off nearly in full, and is already finished. But the biggest story surrounding it will be what percentage of current Android devices are capable of running it, with recent Galaxy S4 and HTC One users holding their breath for confirmation that 4.3 will be installable on their new phones.
Meanwhile Apple has confirmed that iOS 7 will be compatible with every Apple mobile device dating back to the iPhone 4 from 2010, and will benefit from more press coverage regarding features rather than compatibility. iOS 7 beta 4 is still only for developers, however.

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