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While many people were expecting a major Android update during the Google I/O 2013, the company is still bent on getting Android users just what they need – another major update to its Android OS. The Jelly Bean family of updates will receive the 4.3 release, with Nexus devices, which includes Samsung Galaxy S4 Nexus and HTC One Nexus will rumored to be getting the update in July.
Although there is little information regarding the Android 4.3 update details, some reliable information has leaked that could help us decipher what we can expect.
What is New in Android 4.3?
While the leaked info is not what we may expect in the final build, we could very well expect similar features when the real thing finally rolls out.
A notable feature is something that was talked about during Google I/O, and this is the “Scanning always available” state which keeps your Wi-Fi on at all times. This peculiar setting will allow your apps to be updated constantly and keep pushing relevant notifications your way.
Another notable feature is the Bluetooth Low Energy feature which uses considerably less power and thus maintain battery life even longer when using the Bluetooth connection. Other changes include the renaming of the “cell broadcast” setting to “mobile broadcast”, and the rebranding of the “Sun Beam” wallpaper to “Phase Beam.”
There are also new developer options with the new Android update. One of these is the Profile GPU Rendering which lets you view the time taken to generate a frame in a graphical interface. The UI shows you whether you’re hitting the 60 frames per second target or not.
There is also a new “Use experimental WebView” option which changes the browsing engine that handles websites opened within apps, but there remains more speculation as what it does exactly. Another feature lets you “Revoke USB debugging authorization” by deleting the RSA key generated in the process form the phone itself.
These are just some of the features you can enjoy starting in July if you own a Nexus device.