Android Jelly Bean 4.3- What’s new?

Android Jelly Bean 4.3 OS will be out soon with several features for phone users.

The Nexus 7 will be the first device to get the 4.3 version of its Android software.

Take a look at the important features of Android Jelly Bean 4.3, the latest update to the 4.2 version.


Virtual surround sound enables mobile and tablet users to enjoy movies from Google Play with surround sound on Nexus 7 (2013 edition) and other Nexus devices.

Dial pad

Autocomplete enables users to start touching numbers or letters and the dial pad will suggest phone numbers or names. To turn on this feature, open your phone app settings and enable “Dial pad autocomplete.”

Keyboard & input

Android Jelly Bean 4.3 OS will ensure easier text input by offering an improved algorithm for tap-typing recognition makes text input easier.

There will be lower latency input for gamepad buttons and joysticks.


The latest OS promises location detection through Wi-Fi. This means, users can use Wi-Fi to detect location without turning on Wi-Fi all the time.


Bluetooth Smart support (a.k.a. Bluetooth Low-Energy) – devices like Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013 edition) are now Bluetooth Smart Ready.

Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 support is yet another feature of the latest OD. Your device now displays song names on a car stereo.



Restricted profiles enable to put your tablet into a mode with limited access to apps and content.

Setup wizard simplification assists in getting started on Android is easier thanks to the ability to correct previous input, and because of streamlined user agreements.


Disabled apps tab – check which apps are disabled in Settings > Apps.

Faster user switching feature enables switching users from the lock screen is now faster.

Enhanced photo daydream means that you can navigate through interesting albums.


With OpenGL ES 3.0, Android now supports the latest version of the industry standard for high performance graphics.

The latest OS comes with additional language support. Android is now translated in Africaans, Amharic, Hindi, Swahili and Zulu.

Hebrew, Arabic, and other RTL (right-to-left) – now supported in the home screen, settings, and Phone, People, and Keep apps.

Anand B


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