Google announces Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Google Android logoAs expected, Google today unveiled a small update to its Android mobile operating system. Despite only being a point upgrade, version 4.3, still known as Jelly Bean, comes with a number of new features including:

  • Multi-user support enhanced with restricted profiles to limit access to apps (and even access control within apps)
  • Support for Bluetooth Smart (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy) with support for low-power devices
  • Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 Profile support for richer interactions with remote streaming media devices
  • Support for OpenGL ES 3.0
  • Built-in support for VP8 encoding
  • Wi-Fi scan-only mode (also known as background Wi-Fi) which allows the use of Wi-Fi for location even when turned off
  • Dialpad autocomplete
  • RTL performance enhancements
  • New developer tools including APIs and new developer options
  • Various enterprise and security enhancements

The update to Android 4.3 will be rolling out starting today to the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus. Updates for the Google Play Edition HTC One and Galaxy S4 updates are also coming “very soon.” Needless to say, the new 2013 Google Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.3 pre-installed.

Source : Android Developers