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Google officially announces Android 4.3 Jelly Bean


As expected, after a lot of rumors, leaks and conjectures, moments ago Google officially announced the latest iteration of Android called 4.3 Jelly Bean. The latest version is more evolutionary than being revolutionary and will ship for the first time with the just announced new-generation Nexus 7.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean introduces a lot of new features, starting with multiple-user profile support and also a restricted profile support. This lets device owners set specific apps and settings accessible to other people who use the device. Then there’s support for OpenGL ES 3.0, which brings HD gaming graphics to Android devices that will utilise the newer generation multi-core processors in a better way. According to Google, using the latest OpenGL, game developers will be able to offer photo-realistic 3D graphics on games.

In addition to the above, the latest iteration of Android OS supports Bluetooth LE which will use much less energy and offer better performance, background Wi-Fi location, additional language support and easier text input.

Google announced that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will be arriving with the new Nexus 7 and the update will be coming to the current-generation Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.