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New features of Android 4.3 leaked from Meetup posting

0. phoneArena 04 May 2013, 13:35 posted on

A Meetup posting made by the San Francisco Android User Group reveals a couple of new features for Android 4.3 that will apparently be previewed by visiting HTC developer gurus later this month; one new feature involves Bluetooth Low Energy which is aimed at 'always on' accessories like heart monitors and sensors to monitor temperatures and other readings...

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posted on 04 May 2013, 22:19

58. blingblingthing (Posts: 543; 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: 1612; 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: 74; 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: 248; 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: 543; 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: 10457; 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: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


agreed

posted on 04 May 2013, 17:51 6

39. tedkord (Posts: 12304; 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: 543; 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: 10457; 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: 543; 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: 1163; 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: 12304; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


http://bymblr.ytmnd.com/

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:44 8

21. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; 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: 10457; 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: 702; 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: 543; 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: 12304; 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: 12304; 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: 10457; 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: 6036; 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: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Hemlocke, the apple lover = a big joke

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:56 1

47. jcru2001 (Posts: 24; 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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