New features of Android 4.3 leaked from Meetup posting

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



1. jaymulli

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

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

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It maybe because of lack of tech knowledge. ;)

38. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

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

44. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Leave Jobs outâ„¢

66. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

40. jaymulli

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

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

2. martinlosha unregistered

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

3. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't feed a troll. :)

15. martinlosha unregistered

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

45. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

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

7. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

11. martinlosha unregistered

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

12. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

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..

18. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

19. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

22. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

30. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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?

65. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

68. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Not true.

27. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i think there just apple employees

34. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

51. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 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...

6. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

8. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 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!

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