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New features of Android 4.3 leaked from Meetup posting

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New features of Android 4.3 leaked from Meetup posting
A Meetup posting made by the San Francisco Android User Group reveals a couple of new features that are coming to Android 4.3. During an event scheduled for May 16th in San Francisco, a trio of  developer "gurus" from HTC will discuss Bluetooth Low Energy and Open GL ES 3.0. According to the posting, the members in the group will learn about BLE specification and the new APIs involved along "with some hands-on demos with various devices, heart rate monitors, key finders, and multi-sensor kits (temperature, pressure, humidity, accelerometer).

Open GL ES 3.0 is expected to bring "updated shading language, enhanced texturing" to Android. The mobile graphics specification is already supported by chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 which is found in new handsets like the LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. Improved graphics will certainly lead to a crop of new games for Android 4.3.

Android 4.3 is expected to be introduced during Google I/O which takes place later this month. Originally, it had been thought that Google would debut Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie during the developer event, but with OEMs asking for a delay so that they can push out Android 4.2.2 to their current devices, Google has agreed to hold off on releasing the next major update to Android.

source: SFAndroid via AndoridandMe

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posted on 04 May 2013, 13:36 17

1. jaymulli (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


The title made me excited then i read the article and now not so much

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:06 4

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It maybe because of lack of tech knowledge. ;)

posted on 04 May 2013, 17:44 5

38. AnTuTu (Posts: 977; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Like u r son of Tim Cook n know everything abt Tech hahaha

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:07 3

44. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1897; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Sorry but Tim Cook isn't a techie. He was great with supply chains crunching numbers, ie a bean counter. Not to say he doesn't know anything about tech, but if you want to reference a techie, it'd be Wozniak, Gates, Jobs, Rubin, Duarte, etc.

posted on 04 May 2013, 21:11 3

52. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Leave Jobs out™

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:20

66. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sorry, but I don't understand what you just wrote...

posted on 04 May 2013, 18:08 1

40. jaymulli (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Okay then, please explain the technical details behind this .......

posted on 04 May 2013, 13:48 8

2. martinlosha (unregistered)


Any feature that would make Andorid less Laggy Google?
I guess NOT..

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:03 22

3. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Hate to tell you this, but...they cant make your HTC G1 that much faster.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:08 10

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Don't feed a troll. :)

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:26 16

15. martinlosha (unregistered)


Look who's talking.....
The King of Trolls..

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:09 2

45. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1897; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Nice comeback, sounds like what I would've said when I was seven.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:11 12

7. housry23 (Posts: 82; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I zero lag in my Nexus 4. Not sure what lag you're seeing, but if it isn't in stock Android and you are using a manufacturers skin, then you can't complain. My Nexus 7 only lags when an app is installing or updating and that is certainly unacceptable, but not much Google can do to release the tax on the Tegra 3 when under load.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:13 2

11. martinlosha (unregistered)


Oh yes the Nexus 4 has the project Butter....I forgot
Or maybe I should call it project Stutter......

LOL

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:21 4

12. NickPeters (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


U trolls r unbelievable. Do u really enjoy this? Don't u have some other business to do? So sad...

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:25 3

14. martinlosha (unregistered)


Why do you think I am a Troll?
I am just pointing out that android is a Laggy OS with no optimized apps...

And I think that's 100% True..

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:40 6

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Then why are you crapping on here about android? Gtfo and go enjoy playing with your other OS.

I can confirm Nexus 4 is one of the fastest and smoothest devices out there.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:41 2

19. NickPeters (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Your last comment expression really seemed like trolling and hoursy23 and darac were actually right, stock Android is really well optimized with ALMOST no lag at all (of course there is SOME lag) but u were also right and there is, as I said, lag on Andriod but not noticeable that much any more (it was in the earlier versions of Android). Custom skins r pain in the a*s for the OS as they both give Android some extra functionality and beauty but at the cost of the performance.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:46

22. Captain_Doug (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


"functionality" and "beauty" mean different things to the 2 of us. ;D Stock Android just shouldn't be triffled with.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:58 5

30. NickPeters (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


U cant find some stuff in stock Android - that's a fact! One example is Samsung and all the functions that Galaxy S4 and Note 2 and other their products give through the TouchWiz. Same is for HTC, Sony, LG, Motorola and so on... By beauty, well... I totally agree with u. To me, Android is as good looking as it is by default but u gotta admit - those skins r meant to make it 'prettier' than it is and some find it true but some of us don't so its just a free choice.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:41 3

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8923; Member since: 14 May 2012)


We already have trolls like you on this site. We don't need any more so please go away. Thanks.

posted on 04 May 2013, 15:55 4

35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Even my old GS2 ran perfectly on 4.0 with plenty of optimized apps that looked incredible with the Holo theme. Where are you getting your information?

posted on 05 May 2013, 11:36

65. JunitoNH (Posts: 987; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I have a Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.2 and yes it's laggy, especially during game play. The truth is just that. However, the functionality and options afforded by Android, is what keeps me in the platform. Willing to tolerate certain things in exchange for the aforementioned features.

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:59

68. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Not true.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:51 2

27. jacko1977 (Posts: 400; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


i think there just apple employees

posted on 04 May 2013, 15:53 1

34. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


HTC One with absolutely no lag here, except for Facebook, but Facebook lags on iOS and everything else too.

posted on 04 May 2013, 20:52 1

51. joey_sfb (Posts: 3257; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


martiniosha is just another troll id from the same few persons.

iOS is a simple app launcher, if that lags than it would be apple intend to make it so to encourage their fans to upgrade and it works all the time. Apple fans never questioned their god.

posted on 04 May 2013, 17:12 4

37. tedkord (Posts: 5283; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


How are you talking to us from 2009? Here in 2013. Android is smooth, as confirmed by tech site after tech site, which essentially say that the choice between Android and iOS comes down to personal choice. There is no perceptible difference in performance. (And that was ICS).

Of course there is a really big difference in how many people choose each...

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:09

6. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


so samsung right about new android lead project. he cares about oem.
but some features you can find in galaxy s4 before Android 4.3 launch.
and adam outler (xda dev) right about no android 5 this i/o.
android 5.0 with new nexus device. i think that is good, maybe time will be close with ios7 lauch.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:11 3

8. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


android laggy?????? Only the JB browser is sluggish, the rest is very snappy! And my galaxy still uses ICS browser :) Current hardware is well ahead of software as far as android is concerned!

posted on 04 May 2013, 22:19

58. blingblingthing (Posts: 459; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Have to love those guys with those low end phone composing about speed.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:12 3

9. 14545 (Posts: 1154; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Why would google agree to delay the release to appease the worthless OEM's that refuse to offer support for their barely 1 year old flagships? Come on google, screw the OEM's, you have your own hardware company now. Wonder if this was a reason Rubin was forced to change position?

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:13 2

10. NickPeters (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Oh well... I'll be a little bit disappointed if those are to be the only upgrades from 4.2.2 but I am also 99,9% sure that there will be a lot of minor and probably some major upgrades along with those that were leaked. We just have to wait for it.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:22 1

13. alltechinside (Posts: 247; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


I actually wouldn't mind having jellybean (4.3) as long as they have some sort of backup/restore feature. I'm sick of using titanium/carbon(or other) to backup/restore apps everytime I flash a different rom. Not to mention that I need to setup wifi (password) and other settings everytime I start a new phone/rom. If they do this then I'm pretty satisfied with Jellybean 4.3. Other features will be bonus for me(Babble comes in mind).

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:27 6

16. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


New features (by google);
1. Less lag (fingers crossed)
2. Less getting stuck per minute (from 300/min now 297/mim)
3. Less leakage of personal info (Not to the develpers who require it tho)
4. We tried to decrease malware but our efforts failed due to malware.
:-) signed. THE GOOGLE CEO. Much love to all the Android fans on all pages for eating our s**t.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:48 9

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8923; Member since: 14 May 2012)


.... Wow. I can't believe you took the time from your day just to write that. You need to find better things to do with your life buddy.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:57 6

28. kozza3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


agreed

posted on 04 May 2013, 17:51 6

39. tedkord (Posts: 5283; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Let him waste his time. During the one minute he took to type that little fiction, a thousand new Android devices were activated. Probably 15 new Lumias during the same time.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:27 2

17. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


New features (by google);
1. Less lag (fingers crossed)
2. Less getting stuck per minute (from 300/min now 297/mim)
3. Less leakage of personal info (Not to the develpers who require it tho)
4. We tried to decrease malware but our efforts failed due to malware.
:-) signed. THE GOOGLE CEO. Much love to all the Android fans on all pages for eating our s**t.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:49 7

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Go crawl back up Nokia's ass.
And play with your feature phone WP.
At least android can qualify as a real full fledged OS.
You know, things file management, folders, walpapers, customization, google now, third party browsers, keyboards, media players, notification center etc etc

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:51 2

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8923; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Each OS has it's advantages and disadvantages, but WP8 isn't as terrible as you think it is.

posted on 04 May 2013, 15:00 6

32. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I don't think it's terrible.
But some nokia fanboy talking android is terrible, thats just retarded

posted on 04 May 2013, 16:26 3

36. SleepingOz (unregistered)


It is, when you are used to an OS as complete as Android.

posted on 04 May 2013, 22:17

57. blingblingthing (Posts: 459; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Touche.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:57 7

29. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Still don't get it?
Look! This is android.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=9nh2NSLgaII&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D9nh2NSLgaII

When I plug a mouse in my stock S3, it works!
Keyboard too!

What's your WP?

posted on 04 May 2013, 22:11 1

56. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


what are you bragging about? even symbian OS on N8 can do that d**khead. oh wait, symbian was 1st to do that haha

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:19 1

63. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Are you freaking blind?
Watched the video at all??

Symbian can replace a pc like that?
You idiot.
I had symbian phones and yes, they had awesome file management and full USB OTG support..but get your facts straight, damn.

Besides, i wasn't talking abou symbian..in fact i LOVE symbian and will never forgive Nokia for killing it.
And Meego was even far better..better than android also.
The first full fledged mobile OS was actually Maemo in 2010..way ahead of its time

posted on 05 May 2013, 00:18 1

62. tedkord (Posts: 5283; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


http://bymblr.ytmnd.com/

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:44 8

21. Captain_Doug (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Ha, OEM's asking for a delay so they can send out 4.2.2. Or you know, they could just release phones with it from the beginning.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:49 4

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8923; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I honestly want to know why the HTC One did not ship with 4.2.2 when the Galaxy S4 did.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:59 2

31. kozza3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


because HTC doesn't know how to properly release a product, but i think it might be related to how soon they tried to push out that phone without shipments being ready or idk...

posted on 04 May 2013, 22:24

59. blingblingthing (Posts: 459; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


You have to be patient. When you have the latest version of android, the partners have to get it to skin it. Samsung gs4 came after HTC one. But I will admit Samsung seems to be working harder.

posted on 04 May 2013, 15:15

33. Hemlocke (unregistered)


BT LE, FINALLY?? Well, I guess better late than never. Android BT has been a second-class citizen for far too long.

posted on 04 May 2013, 18:33 2

41. tedkord (Posts: 5283; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I know, right? They don't even have BT file transfer... Wait... What?

posted on 04 May 2013, 18:39

42. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Yes, because using the "one-trick pony" that nobody ever uses in real life is infinitely more useful than sparing your battery on the daily drive. It's pretty sad when Apple is prepping their third successive handset with BT LE, and the number of Android handsets that utilizes a 2+ year old standard is zero, total.

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:47 2

46. tedkord (Posts: 5283; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, Apple is one to use up to date standards. Yep. No doubt about that.

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:59 3

48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8923; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I use S Beam frequently. Never use Bluetooth..

posted on 04 May 2013, 20:06 1

49. joey_sfb (Posts: 3257; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Do you know what you are talking about? Open your eyes, apple is sueing other companies with newer ideas and tech, stock price is sliding, apple senior staff are leaving...

Apple fans are crying.... Apple is going the path of DEC, SCO, Novell and Netscape..

posted on 04 May 2013, 18:43 3

43. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Hemlocke, the apple lover = a big joke

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:56 1

47. jcru2001 (Posts: 21; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


It simply amazes me how jaded and defensive iPhone users have become. I have the freedom to switch in and out of all Verizon's latest and greatest whenever I want, so being a bit of a nerd I switch quite often. Here's my unbiased opinion:
Best, most innovative OS - Android...smooth, customizable, and robust.
Second place goes to Windows Mobile, only because app selection is getting there.
Third, Blackberry....I have spent a lot of time with Q10 and it's a business communication powerhouse. Really appreciate how efficient this OS is now, just needs more apps.
Finally, iOS. Apple has become the JitterBug of smartphones. I give them to my mother and father because they're so simple. Some users can't get Android, just like some people think a Ford Explorer is a SUV just like a Land Rover. Different strokes for different folks....but Apple has fallen to the back of the pack, much like Pontiac and Buick did years ago (I'm a automotive buff, sorry). But the parallels are similar. You lose the youngest buyers segment and your future buyers start to die off (it's the cycle of life).

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