Google Announces Android 4.3

Google today announced that latest version of its highly successful mobile operating system – Android OS. Android version 4.3, which surprisingly keeps the Jelly Bean name brings minor improvements to the platform. For starters, the update brings improved multi-user support, which now features new restricted profiles. Restricted profiles can limit what content and apps can be used by a user and can even limit…

 
  • Updated Multi-user support
  • Additional stock apps
  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Google today announced that latest version of its highly successful mobile operating system – Android OS. Android version 4.3, which surprisingly keeps the Jelly Bean name brings minor improvements to the platform.

For starters, the update brings improved multi-user support, which now features new restricted profiles. Restricted profiles can limit what content and apps can be used by a user and can even limit app-related items such as playable levels in a game. The number of stock apps has also increased with Android 4.3. Hangouts will officially replace Google Talk and Google Keep will come preinstalled. Moreover, third party apps will now have access to notifications.

OpenGL ES 3.0 is also now supported and the graphics stack was also improved. There’s also a new Google Play Games app which functions similar to Apple’s Game Center. The update also brings into the table support for Bluetooth 4.0 with Low Energy mode as well as a new hardware-based encryption for DRM to encourage content publishers to provide more high-quality content.

Lastly, the “master key” exploit which security firm BlueBox announced a few weeks ago has also been patched on this update. Android 4.3 update is now available on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The Google Play Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One will also receive the update soon. 

 

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