Google Inc. has announced the release of version 4.3 of the operating system Android. The new version is formerly code name – Jelly Bean. The first version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) was released in June 2012
The main innovations in the new version – Android 4.3 – the company attributed: the emergence of limited profiles, support for Bluetooth Smart and OpenGL ES 3.0.
The new version allows you to restrict access to applications and content. This feature adds support for multiple users, which was added in October 2012 with the release of Android 4.2. Protected Profiles allow you to customize your tablet for a child, as a terminal in a retail store for other scenarios.
Support Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low-Energy) will be connected to the Android-devices, various medical sensors and similar devices. Library Support OpenGL ES 3.0 brings a new level of graphics for games.
In addition, the new version of Android now has a auto-dialer in – when the user enters the room, the device automatically prompts users. Also there was the option of virtual surround sound, which can be activated when watching movies. In addition, the company reported improved algorithm for text entry, the appearance of the background positioning technology for Wi-Fi, and adding support for Hindi and several African languages.
Setting a limited profile in Android 4.3
With Android 4.3 Google officially introduced the Nexus 7 tablet is the second generation, details of which were disclosed on the day before the announcement (see full features and a comparison with the previous version). Specifications are confirmed: the increased screen resolution to 1920 x 1200 pixels, there was the main camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels, the shell thickness was reduced to 7.6 mm, and weight – up to 317.5 g
Better graphics with support for OpenGL ES 3.0
Nexus 7 of the second generation will be the first device to reach the market with a pre-installed version of Android 4.3. For sales in the U.S. is scheduled to begin July 30, the cost of the tablet will be $ 230 and $ 270 for a model with 16 and 32 GB, respectively (only Wi-Fi). In the next few weeks to begin selling the tablet planned in other countries, but Russia is not listed. Later, Google will release a 4G-version of the tablet to work in networks of AT & T, priced at $ 339, with 32 GB of memory.
Google Nexus 7 of the second-generation
Owners of the previous generation of Nexus devices, including the Nexus 4 and Nexus Tablet Nexus 7 and 10, will be able to upgrade to Android 4.3 immediately. On when the owners will be able to download the update devices Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony and other manufacturers, is still unknown.