Android 4.3 Features


Few days back Google announced the new version of its Android OS, which is version 4.3, The new operating system was introduced with the new Nexus 7 tablet. The new version that is Android 4.3 will also be called ‘Jelly Bean’ and it is the third version to carry the same name after Android 4.1 and Android 4.2.

As Expected, this update of Jelly bean version does not have major changes, just as when Google jumped from Android 4.1 to 4.2. it has just few new tweaks and bug fixes that Nexus users have been complaining about.But Android 4.3 is not a let-down it has some small, but interesting changes in the operating system.
The other thing that we are expecting is that Samsung might jump directly to 4.3 in Galaxy SIII And Galaxy Note II And skip Android 4.2.2 Update.


Android 4.3 Features:


  •  Restricted profiles

Google has added user profiles in this update of Android, With this new feature, users can restrict an app for a specific user, So you can set profiles for each user of the device in case of multiple users. Parents can now control what apps their kids can access to on their tablets. However, this new restricted feature is available only on Android tablets.

  • Low Energy Bluetooth Smart

Devices with Android 4.3 now support low-energy Bluetooth Smart accessories like pedometers,heart rate checker and thermometers. you just need to sync the low energy device,. This feature is not present on Google’s mobile operating system but we are expecting it soon on smartphones

  • Dial-pad Auto-complete

Android 4.3 has new auto-complete feature in the dial-pad, it suggests contact names or phone numbers when you start entering something. This feature can be initiated by going to the app settings and enabling ‘Dial Pad auto-complete’

  • Notification Access

Android 4.3 gives you option to control status bar notifications. You can control which notifications you want to see.Moreover, Users can see all the notifications at one place.

  • OpenGL ES 3.0

If you are a Gamer, you will love the new update. This feature would let Android devices to have HD graphics in games. Google announced that Android 4.3 supports the new version for high performance graphics. Google gave a demo at the launch event with a  game showing detailed textures and vivid reflections. This feature was absent in Android 4.2.

  • Bluetooth AVRCP

Now when you Sync your Android 4.3 device with car stereo it offers additional functions.Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 version sends meta data to stereo system and that data such as song name and lyrics will be displayed on screen.

  • Accurate Locations with Wi-Fi scan only mode

The location accuracy is improved of Android devices by letting Wi-Fi to Scan Locations while Wi-Fi is Off and not being used for data access.

  • Hindi Language support 

Native local language support has been introduced to the new system for Africaans, Amharic, Hindi, Swahili and Zulu..

Google has also introduced support for Hebrew and Arabic (right-to-left) in the home screen, Settings, Phone, People, and Keep apps.

  • New Camera UI

A new updated Camera Software has been introduced which features a new menu in which it is easier to control and switch camera settings.

Abdullah Akbar

Abdullah Akbar Shafi is currently doing Software Engineering And he writes on Gadgets and Technology as his interest.
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