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Jul 30, 2013

Android 4.3 - Eight things to know
Google has announced another version of its Android operating system Jelly Bean. The third version of the mobile operating system, called Android 4.3, is though not a revolutionary update, it does bring some new features that promise to improve the overall user experience.

Here are eight things you need to know about the all new Android OS

Improved gaming: OpenGL ES 3.0 has been integrated into Android 4.3, which will enable developers to come up with 3D gaming apps with more details and better images.

Low power Bluetooth support: Android 4.3 brings support for Bluetooth Smart and AVRCP standards. While the former is meant for low-power devices like medical gadgets and smartwatches, the latter is used for controlling electronics like TVs and showing metadata from music tracks etc.

Notifications: Apps will be able to relay notifications to smartwatches and digital health monitors as they pop up on your Android 4.3 device.

High-quality content streaming: With Android 4.3, media apps can integrate DRM feature, thus providing access to high-quality content streaming

Restricted profiles: Google has introduced its Restricted Profiles feature with Android 4.3. Now you can create a separate profile in your tablet, which will have access to only the apps that you pick. This will also give you control over location tracking and in-app purchases.

Dialpad autocomplete: Android 4.3 introduces native support for dialpad autocomplete, a feature that suggests names of contacts as they type a number in the Dialler. This feature is already present in many Android phones due to tweaks by manufacturers.

Other features: Android 4.3 also brings improved multitasking, support for new languages, simplified setup, a Disabled Apps tab and lower latency input for gamepad buttons and joysticks.

Launch: The next-generation of Google’s popular Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus 7 2, will come pre-installed with Android 4.3, while gadgets like Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 have already started receiving the latest update. The recently unveiled Google Play versions of HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 will also receive the new OS soon.

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