Google is in San Francisco held a press event where officially presented the operating system Android 4.3, which initially waited at the last Google I / O two months ago.
Google Vice President Sundar Pichai said that Android 4.3 – this is an incremental addition to Android 4.2, so the new OS is still called Jelly Bean. Here, the Internet giant has implemented support for several significant innovations, as well as a large number of bug fixes and tweaks.
One of the main novelties of Android 4.3 is support for the new standard Bluetooth Low Energy, which is part of the specification Bluetooth 4.0. In Google said that many manufacturers of Android-devices has long expressed interest in supporting the new standard Bluetooth, which carries a lot of benefits for mobile devices.
Another new feature of Android 4.3 is support for strict separation of user profiles, so you can use the same smartphone several different owners. Moreover, the OS appeared profiles with different levels of authority, which allows, for example, limit the ability of parents to use smartphone child. Limited profiles can work not only with the OS itself, but also with applications, and in limited profiles have the ability to limit some applications running in them or committing some sort of action, such as built-in shopping.
Android 4.3 also received extension support OpenGL ES 3.0, while Android 4.2 support only ES 2.0. In Google say their OS – the first mobile system that supports OpenGL ES 3.0.
Usovershentstvovaniya touched and subsystems operating the camera. Full-time interface of the camera is no longer similar to the one offered by Android 4.2 and on the functions it is closer to the tune stuffing used in the HTC One or Galaxy S4. Here, in particular, has been updated and improved viewfinder opportunities to work with the HDR-images, flash, contrast and balance.
There is an operating system and a lot of not so notable innovations to optimize power consumption and usability of the OS.
Today, Google presented and the first device that will work with Android 4.3. It is your own 7-inch internet tablet Google Nexus, the new version is a more powerful hardware stuffing, while the price for the U.S. has not changed and is 229 dollars.
At the same time, the company has improved the quality of the screen, which is now running at 1920×1200 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a pixel density of 323 ppi. For comparison, the previous Nexus 7 was 226 ppi. The new figure corresponds almost Retina Display or 10-inch Nexus. As the processor then applies 1.5-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, which is inferior to the latest Snapdragon capacity of 600 and 800, but it is still faster than the CPU used in the previous Nexus 7. As a GPU Adreno 320 works here.
Version for $ 229 includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space. Version with 32 gigabytes worth $ 269, the version with 32 GB and LTE is already $ 349 (supports only the American standard LTE).
By external parameters new Google Nexus 7 is identical to before, the difference in weight and thickness is, but it is insignificant.
In Google said that in the near future, the company will present the assembly Android 4.3 for other family devices Nexus.