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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Announced

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Google today announced the latest iteration of Android – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean during a press breakfast in San Francisco.

The long-awaited OS update will be coming to Android device users based on their devices. The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update will start rolling out today to the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The “Google Play Edition” versions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 can expect it soon, most likely August or September.

As ArsTechnica reports, the new operating system will feature multi-user restricted profiles. This will let users control access to contents and apps per user—so parents, for example, can control which applications their kids can access. When accessed from restricted profiles, applications behave differently. On stage, Hugo Barra demonstrated this by showing a puzzle game whose in-app purchase functionality was automatically disabled when it was accessed on the kid’s restricted profile.

Other features include built-in OpenGL ES 3.0 support, DRM APIs for providing hardware-based encryption for protecting content, which will allow it to provide 1080p video to its tablets. The first partner is Netflix, which supports 1080p HD streaming. The Nexus 7 is the first device to support it.

Android 4.3 also introduces many other features, including support for Bluetooth Smart devices, background Wi-Fi location, more language support and “easier text input.”

We’ll bring you more on the new release as it comes. In the meantime, share your thoughts down in the comments. 

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Shivaank Rana
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iGyaan's Carlos Santana! Shivaank loves Apple products! He stays up to date with the latest happenings of the tech world and gets his hands dirty with the latest Gadgets! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+
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Gaurav Bansal
Gaurav Bansal

Yes Fights always force them to new technology and in turn producing better mobiles day by day

Gaurav Bansal
Gaurav Bansal

Yes Fights always force them to new technology and in turn producing better mobiles day by day

Prit X Rj
Prit X Rj

eager to test the bluetooth low profile mode...

Prit X Rj
Prit X Rj

eager to test the bluetooth low profile mode...

Gaurav Bansal
Gaurav Bansal

Build quality, smooth UI, soothing backgrounds, should have visible differences from the predecessor and yes the hype.

Gaurav Bansal
Gaurav Bansal

Build quality, smooth UI, soothing backgrounds, should have visible differences from the predecessor and yes the hype.

Abhay Rana
Abhay Rana

will be getting update in few days great :)

Abhay Rana
Abhay Rana

will be getting update in few days great :)

ISamitArtist
ISamitArtist

Yes me too wanna know if note 2 will have the 4.2 or 4.3 upgrade?? I also heard that Samsung soon will be coming with a new version of note 2 with the 4.3 upgrade?? Please confirm it as I am planning to go for note 2. Should I wait for the newer version of note 2 should i go for it now?

neelgangrade
neelgangrade

ISamitArtist your choice ....you can buy ! but i ll suggest buy htc one instead ! its classy and its good

ISamitArtist
ISamitArtist

Yes me too wanna know if note 2 will have the 4.2 or 4.3 upgrade?? I also heard that Samsung soon will be coming with a new version of note 2 with the 4.3 upgrade?? Please confirm it as I am planning to go for note 2. Should I wait for the newer version of note 2 should i go for it now?

neelgangrade
neelgangrade

@ISamitArtist your choice ....you can buy ! but i ll suggest buy htc one instead ! its classy and its good

Trick2tech
Trick2tech

according to you,what are critaria to fight among IOS ans ANDROID?

Trick2tech
Trick2tech

according to you,what are critaria to fight among IOS ans ANDROID?

ThousifSyed
ThousifSyed

Hey bharat I guess you missed mentioning Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for the phones that will get the 4.3. Pls confirm.

ThousifSyed
ThousifSyed

Hey bharat I guess you missed mentioning Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for the phones that will get the 4.3. Pls confirm. 

neelgangrade
neelgangrade

@Jazzy Jaris its just another version of it !

neelgangrade
neelgangrade

@Jazzy Jaris its just another version of it ! 

neelgangrade
neelgangrade

@Gaurav Bansal every OS has its negative and positive points ...u just cant simple compare :)

neelgangrade
neelgangrade

@Gaurav Bansal every OS has its negative and positive points ...u just cant simple compare :)