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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  • Mustaq Ahmed

    bhai os compeititor….lol!

  • Akshay Burile

    jeiiy smart

  • AbhishekGupta1

    Still waiting for the update for my Nexus 4.

  • Gaurav Bansal

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

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  • SìDdhárth MïShrä

    kya bt h

  • Gaurav Kumar

    Fight Can Be Endless :P

  • visu9012

    Any links

  • Prit X Rj

    eager to test the bluetooth low profile mode…

  • Gaurav Bansal

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

  • Abhay Rana

    will be getting update in few days great :)

  • Mustaq Ahmed

    u foolll!!

  • RoyalPrabhat

    what abput HTC One…

    • neelgangrade

      RoyalPrabhat it will get later on

  • Devansh Arora

    This is 4.3 ..!!!

  • 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

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

  • Trick2tech

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

  • ThousifSyed

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

    • neelgangrade

      ThousifSyed its confirmed :)

  • Deepanshu Sharma

    its out for all google devices(ie gnex,nexus 7)

  • Jazzy Jaris

    ??? jelly bean already exist na ??

    • neelgangrade

      @Jazzy Jaris its just another version of it !

  • Gaurav Bansal

    Can’t beat ios7 , can it ?

    • neelgangrade

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

  • Pranay Løvê Saxena

    they will get d first update to 4.3. . . . lucky

  • Neeraj Bajaj

    when trying to visit

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  • Chaitanya Anand

    Nexus 4 users -_-

    • neelgangrade

      @Chaitanya Anand u will get update within next 48 hrs !

      • AbhishekGupta1

        neelgangrade there is no fixed time for the update, roll out can take even a week & google doesn’t give preference to India.

  • Sumesh Kumar

    waitn fo da update…