Google held a press event today and used the occasion to unveil the next version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The latest version of Android is minor jump from Android 4.2 with a handful of tweaks and minor changes. Here is a run down of the new features below:
- support for multi-users and restricted profiles for children, retail kiosks and others
- support for OpenGL ES 3
- support for Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth Smart technology) for connecting to low power BT devices like fitness monitors
- new DRM APIS with hardware-based encryption, supported by Netflix and Nexu 7 to provide 1080P streaming
- fast user switching
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will debut on the new Nexus 7. It’ll also roll out today to the Nexus 4, original Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus. Google Play Edition devices like the HTC One and Galaxy S4 will get the update soon. You can read more the mobile OS on Google’s developer website.