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.

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.



1. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

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

10. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i think its because of the high res screen

14. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

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

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is the GOOGLE EDITION which is always the best

3. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Wow, big increase in scores

4. Carlitos

Posts: 664; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Thats a big increase in quadrant standard scores.

12. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

5. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I can wait until the official update release :P

15. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Me too :D

6. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

my penor just moved

7. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

i think sammy should buy android

8. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

No. No.

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

They wouldn't have nearly enough money Troll

11. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

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

13. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

16. cosmin2310

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 29, 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.

17. ckingt4

Posts: 26; Member since: May 15, 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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