We have received reports from sources that were present at the Google I/O confirming that the next Android 4.3 will be coming out in June and that too running on a white Nexus 4. The expected date of arrival is June 10th but we can see a change in it though.
Rumors had been wide spreading about the new Android 4.3 being ready to be launched anytime soon, many people were expecting that Google will announce their latest Android edition at the Google I/O Conference. But that didn’t happen for one reason or another. But the good thing here is that Google did show us a new Nexus 4 device which looked an exact copy of the LG Nexus 4 with just the color scheme changed.
New features in the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Well, this is the first thing that you all might be looking for. There are tons of options that will be made available in the new release that would potentially help the developers in developing next generation apps. But as a whole, there are quite a few noticeable features that will be introduced with this new update.
First there is the option of a Bluetooth Smart or you can say Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support that will help in reduced battery consumption and activation only at the time of need. Then there is the support for OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics that will help in developing games. Since I am an Android developer, I would love to play with these new features as it will allow me to free my hands and go to the other extreme where I had never gone before
The API level will be incremented to only 1 to API 18 and by that, we mean that there will be no huge updates in terms of widgets or User Interface or stuff like that. We expect that the new Android 4.3 will be made available for all the current Nexus devices which includes LG Nexus 4, Asus Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tab and then will also be handed over to other manufacturers as well so that they can update it for their devices as well.
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