While we were all waiting the most rumored Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, Google decided to take its developing slower and launch a new updated Jelly Bean 4.3 OS. This Android version was launched at an event held in San Francisco. It looks pretty much the same like its predecessor with few new additions like Bluetooth Smart technology, Open GL ES 3.0 support and Multi-User restricted. These features are meant only for few target users that will use the full advantage of them.
Like it or not, this upgrade will be the next OS featured in many next devices that will come out of Google. We already saw the new Google Nexus 7 tablet revealed and running on this Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It will also be available for older Google Nexus devices. As of yesterday, all the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablet users are able to upgrade its software to this new 4.3 version. Google Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones will also get this upgrade – said the Vice President of Android product management, Hugo Barra.
Google Play versions of the newest Galaxy S4 and HTC One will get this upgrade in near future. Barra didn’t say when we can expect the new Google Android devices to get this software update. This means that all of you who have bought the HTC One and Galaxy S4, should wait a little bit more before getting the upgrade. This also means that everybody who has already purchased the Motorola Droid smartphone devices launched Tuesday for Verizon will have to wait a bit.
It was announced that Motorola will unveil the much rumored high-end device Moto X next week and it’s unclear if this device will run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Google didn’t put so much work into this new operating system. There are only minor additions and few people can feel the advantage of it. Along with this new software, Google has announced its new Nexus 7 tablet, a Chromecast stick that brings video streaming to your TV, HD Netflix to Android and Play Games app for social gaming.
Don’t be surprised that this version is still under the Jelly Bean name. It makes sense if you consider these minor changes. This means that you should wait little bit more for getting the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.