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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean video demonstration (on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505)

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has just leaked out for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 and we quickly installed the new version of Google’s operating system to give you a quick demonstration of its features.

Let’s first mention that this is an unofficial build for the SGS4 dated June 26th, so it’s obvious that it is fresh and that Samsung has gotten early access to the new version Android, before Google officially announces it.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can find instructions on how to install it on your Galaxy S4 here. Let us warn you, though, that this will void your warranty and if you haven’t flashed custom ROMs before, proceed with extra caution.

So with no further ado, let’s explore all the new features in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Firing it up you notice that the interface hasn’t changed a bit. Android 4.3 has got the same looks as 4.1 for the most part. The biggest change is in the camera application where instead of having your settings around the radial focus ring, you have them separated on the bottom. As cool as the radial dial looked, it was not practical because your finger often got in the way.

The old 4.2 camera interface
The new Android 4.3 camera interface

The old 4.2 camera interface

The new Android 4.3 camera interface

You’ve also got the new ‘Sun Beam’ live wallpaper that we saw on the Google Edition Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

And believe it or not, that’s about it. At first look we were hard pressed to find any other changes in the visual appearance of Android 4.3.

However it seems that Google has focused on under the hood improvements, and actually that would be its focus in this release. We noticed that Bluetooth Low Energy support seems to have been added (it appears in Android System Settings). There is also now support for Bluetooth tethering, new developer options and new sort of GPU rendering. We’re just scratching the surface here, and we’re certain Google will provide a much more detailed changelog once Android 4.3 goes official

We also ran some standard benchmark tests and interestingly enough we noticed a slight change in the scores. Our first Galaxy S4 review unit scored around 25 000 on AnTuTu, and after flashing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean we noticed the score improve a bit:

  • AnTuTu (SGS4 with Android 4.3): 26698
  • AnTuTu (SGS4 with Android 4.2): 24701

That’s about it, we’ll continue exploring the new features in 4.3 Jelly Bean, but right now you can take a look at our quick hands-on video demonstration of the latest update to Android.

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posted on 28 Jun 2013, 10:28 5

1. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)

Did anyone notice that the stuff on the lock screen got smaller? It looks kinda weird...

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 12:37 3

10. dickwyn (Posts: 616; Member since: 07 May 2012)

i think its because of the high res screen

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:13 1

14. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)

I really hope they fix it... Looks like crap. Haha

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 10:29 6

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

This is the GOOGLE EDITION which is always the best

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 10:31 2

3. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

Wow, big increase in scores

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 10:38 2

4. Carlitos (Posts: 480; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Thats a big increase in quadrant standard scores.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 14:09 1

12. imkyle (Posts: 1065; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I wonder if the Nexus 4 will receive a better score considering the Optimus G gets 7000+.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 11:00 2

5. mottykels (Posts: 373; Member since: 15 May 2013)

I can wait until the official update release :P

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:59

15. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

Me too :D

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 11:06 3

6. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

my penor just moved

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 11:15 2

7. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

i think sammy should buy android

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 11:27 3

8. blazee (Posts: 401; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

No. No.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 11:36 5

9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

They wouldn't have nearly enough money Troll

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 12:55 4

11. toondewachter (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

I think you don't know what you are actually saying.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 14:42

13. wando77 (Posts: 725; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

Surely this stock rom will come to the touchwiz sgs4 pretty quickly

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:33

16. cosmin2310 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)

Hi guys, this android 4.3 sucks. I install in my galaxy s4 and my score in AnTuTu is 16009, and another problem is the phone, is hot without play a game.With 4.2.2 my galaxy s4 score it was 24074 in AnTuTu and is not overheat.Sorry for my bad language.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 20:09 2

17. ckingt4 (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2012)

Cosmin , it's a pre- release. It won't suck, just remember your putting it on a gs4 not a Google edition gs4.

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