If you are curious to see what Android 4.3 has in store, have a look at the short summary included below. Alternatively check out the detailed list of what’s new in Android 4.3. Even though some of the features are already available on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for example, there are still more than a couple of tricks to check out with the much anticipated launch of the new Android 4.3 upgrade. The Wireless Display features, Photo Sphere and Google extensions will be something to look forward to. Any smartphone user can do with a little more juice to speed things up a bit, it will be interesting to see how Android 4.3 will perform in terms of what they have promised.
Also see: Android 4.3 Coming to Galaxy S3 and S4 in October
- Restrict app usage and content consumption.
One tablet, many users
- Support for multiple users.
- Everyone can have their own homescreen, background, widgets, apps and games.
- No need to log in and out to switch profiles.
- Profiles and users are only available on Android tablets.
Bluetooth Smart Ready
- Certain Android devices, including Nexus 4, now support low-energy Bluetooth Smart accessories.
- Typically used for fitness sensors, heart rate or glucose monitors, pedometers, thermometers, and much more.
Built-in security protection
- Every app runs in its own sandbox, a secure space isolated from other apps.
- Android can automatically scan for viruses, checking apps against a database maintained by Google.
Project from your tablet or phone to the big screen
- Tablets and phones that support Wireless Display features will have the ability of Stream movies, YouTube videos to an HDTV.
- NB: You’ll need a TV that supports Miracast.
- Display useful and delightful information when idle or docked.
- Show off your photo albums, get the latest news from Google Currents, and more.
Expandable, actionable notifications
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to see all your notifications in one place.
Fast and smooth
- Android 4.3 is designed with speed in mind by boosting your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen.
- Power saving is another priority with smarter functions to improve battery life.
Beam photos and videos
- Easily share your contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions, and apps with just a simple tap.
- Touch two NFC-enabled Android devices back-to-back, then tap to beam whatever’s on the screen to your friend.
- In addition to placing widgets on the screen, everything else will automatically move to make room.
- Widgets resize on their own when they’re too big.
- Enable screen magnification to easily zoom or pan the entire screen.
- Visually impaired users can now enter full-screen magnification with a triple-tap on the screen.
- Type and interact with the device while zoomed in.
- Blind users can use Gesture Mode to reliably navigate the UI using touch and swipe gestures in combination with speech output.
Comes with Google
Live in the Now.
Today’s weather forcast, when the next train will arrive, see popular photo spots nearby, track packages easily, get information about upcoming movies, and much more.
1. A new look for Google Search.
- Search the web with your voice.
- It speaks back to you and is powered by the Knowledge Graph, bringing you a precise answer if it knows it, and precisely ranked search results, so you can always find out more.
2. Amazing Photo Sphere camera
- With Android 4.3, snap pictures in every direction that come together into incredible, immersive photo spheres that put you right inside the scene. View your photo spheres right on your phone, share them on Google+ with your friends and family, or even add them to Google Maps for the world to see.
3. A smarter keyboard, now with Gesture Typing
- Gide your finger over the letters you want to type, and lift after each word and see spaces added automatically for you.
- The keyboard can anticipate and predict the next word, so you can finish entire sentences just by selecting suggested words.
- Dictionaries are now more accurate and relevant, with improved text-to-speech capabilities and voice typing. It works even when you don’t have a data connection, so you can type with your voice everywhere you go.