Jul 24 AT 11:40 AM Dustin Earley 9 Comments

Google makes Android 4.3 official


After months of leaks from every corner of the web, Google has finally officially unveiled Android 4.3, another Jelly Bean refinement release before we presumably get to see Key Lime Pie sometime this Fall.

Visually, not a whole lot has changed in Android 4.3. Most of the changes are under the hood. New features in Android 4.3 include multi-user profiles with customizable restrictions for families, Bluetooth Smart, OpenGL ES 3.0 for better 3D graphics, dial pad auto-completion and a few more technical changes like security and network enhancements. Google also worked with Netflix to release a new app that provides new Nexus 7 owners with full HD content with the help of some new DRM APIs found in Android 4.3.

If you remember back to Google I/O, Google made a handful of changes to Android just by updating Google Play services and all of the Google-supplied apps in the Play store. We didn’t expect any big announcements with 4.3, but what we got was nice nonetheless. Look for Android 4.3 to hit a Nexus near you soon. For all the details on Android 4.3, hit up Google’s developer website.

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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