Android 4.3 has been officially announced by Google and its already running on New Nexus 7 which also revealed just few minutes ago.
Android 4.3 isn’t an overly dramatic advancement over Android 4.2, but the new version of bring a number of improvements that should appeal to both developers and end users. Highlights include the redesigned camera interface, general performance improvements for the OS including smoother animations, and long-awaited Bluetooth Low Energy support. Here are detailed features of Android 4.3:
- Multi-User Restricted Profiles– including restricted profiles for the junior members of your family. That means you can restrict app content at a user level
- Bluetooth Improvements – the latest standard for connecting to devices such as smart watches or vitality sensors. Bluetooth LE allows the device to stay connected to these wireless peripherals using negligible amounts of power, while still providing fast and reliable connectivity.
- DRM APIS – There’s a new DRM API in place that Google’s hoping will convince more content providers to stop being so restrictive with their HD content – Netflix is the first to take advantage of this new code, and an update to its app will support 1080p streaming on the Nexus 7.
- OPENGL|ES 3.0 – Allowing developers to bring more highly-detailed games and apps to Android.
- Notification access — Your apps can now access and interact with the stream of status bar notifications as they are posted. You can display them in any way you want, including routing them to nearby Bluetooth devices, and you can update and dismiss notifications as needed.
- Improved profiling tools — New tags in the Systrace tool and on-screen GPU profiling give you new ways to build great performance into your app.
Android 4.3 will be available on the new Nexus 7 at launch, and will also be rolling out to the Nexus 4, current Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and the Galaxy Nexus beginning today.
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