The Nexus 7 has been out for almost a year now, but strangely, it passed through the Bluetooth SIG and got its Bluetooth certification again. Yes, this is the same model as what is currently on sale, and it is going through this process a second time. What possible reason does it have to go through certification again? It could be Android 4.3.
According to many rumors currently circulating, Android 4.3 will include support for Bluetooth 4.0 LE, or Bluetooth low energy. If the Android 4.3 update offers this functionality, the device might have to go through certification again, right? But what proof do we have that this is for the new version of Android? Take a look at the software version number.
The device being tested is running JWR11, which just might be Android 4.3. We have no way of knowing, but it seems very likely. An earlier post with a white Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 shows the build number has JWR45B, so we don’t really know what to think. But it’s the best current theory. Why else would it go through Bluetooth SIG again? Leave a comment with your theory!