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After months of speculation, Google finally went with its plan by announcing a new version of Android mobile OS. As expected, the software giant launched all new Nexus 7 alongside Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Well, few months ago it was said that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will appear sometime October - November time frame.
Then, all of the sudden the rumors of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean started to appear. The Nexus 4 as well as Nexus 7 was spotted running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on several occasions. Moreover, Samsung Galaxy smartphones were also found running the new updated software. So, what's new about Android 4.3 Jelly Bean?
Yes, there are certain features that have been added, but most of them are not significant to common users, while some features matters a lot. For instance, the dialer pad has been revamped. Now it is much easier to search person's contact name and dial instantly.
Google has also come up with Bluetooth Smart technology. What does that mean? The low power Bluetooth support is already present in Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 devices. It's a form of Bluetooth, which actually uses less power.
Interestingly, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will support Hindi language natively. Other new languages include: Hebrew, Arabic, Swahili, Zulu, Afrikaans, and Amharic.
The makers also announced much improved Nexus 7. The new tablet device features gorgeous 7-inch Full HD display with Qualcomm powered processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The matte- finish device also comes with a 5-mega pixel camera on the rear and decent quality front facing camera. Surely, Nexus 7 tablet is already a winner.
GizBot has come up with five most talked features of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The new version of Android has been announced for Nexus 7 (1st and 2nd gen) and Nexus 4. Stay tuned to GizBot.
With multi-users support, the tablet administrators (say parents) can create restricted profiles, so that it restricts children to use such and such apps. Many a times, a child miss-handle tablet , thus it led to in-app purchases and what's not. With the introduction of this new feature, even developers can design apps in such a manner that each app behave differently to a child and parents.
New Dial Pad
Google says they have introduced Autocomplete feature. Now with aurto complete names, it is easier to search contact number or person's name from the dialer itself. "Just start touching numbers or letters and the dial pad will suggest phone numbers or names. To turn on this feature, open your phone app settings and enable "Dial pad autocomplete".
Bluetooth Smart support
Google must have thought about Google Glass and smart watches, before including this feature in the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Bluetooth smart technology consumes less power while transferring data. The new Bluetooth 4.0 feature is an incredible update for those who are using Pebble watch devices.
OpenGL ES 3.0
The new Nexus 7 support OpenGL ES 3.0 feature, it's a new standard for accelerated 3D graphics. In simple language, games will look much more real. Graphics wise, games played on tablets/smartphones will give you a feel of playing on a consol. It's an initiative that developers need to take.
Local language support
From now on, it would be not surprising to see Hindi font available on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean powered devices. But Hindi language (Additional language support), is far a welcome change for many, while Google has given a special privilege to following languages over Hindi language.
Following language ---Hebrew, Arabic, and other RTL, now supported in the home screen, settings, and Phone, People, and Keep apps.