What’s New in Android 4.3?

jb-new-logoAs I’m sure you know, Nexus owners are the first to get any new Android updates and the good news is that Android 4.3 is being rolled out.

Before we go any further, let’s set expectations. It’s always nice to get a new update to our favourite O/S but there is nothing in here which is going to change your world.

With that in mind, let’s have a look.

Android 4.3 Updates

So what can you expect to see once the new version of Android is installed?

Here’s the change log:

Audio: For Nexus 7 (2013) owners! Virtual surround sound – enjoy movies from Google Play with surround sound.

Dial pad: For phone users, the dial pad now comes with an auto complete feature, start tapping out a number and Android will predict who you are calling!

Location detection: An enhanced low powered locate via WiFi feature has been added.

Graphics: OpenGL ES 3.0 – Android now supports the latest version of the industry standard for high performance graphics. Wireless Display for Nexus 7 (2013 edition) and Nexus 10 – project from your tablet to a TV.

Profiles: Android has had profiles for a while, but the new version allows configuration of restricted profiles. Limit what apps your kids get access to! Switching between users is now quicker too.

Bluetooth: Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 support.  And Bluetooth Smart support for devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013 edition) Bluetooth Smart Ready.

Find out more here.

Roll on Android 5.0, that’s when the fun will really start.  Hopefully we’ll see it this side of 2013!


  1. Molepox says:

    But no improvement in low-vision acessability? :(

  2. I guess the screen itself is an improvement but really it’s the OS that needs to provide the accessibility? Perhaps the break through will come in Android 5.0…

What do you think?

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