Android 4.3 arriving today for latest Nexus devices

Jul 24, 2013
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We're here at Google's Breakfast event with Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai and company, and they have just unveiled the new Nexus 7 as well as Android 4.3. This is the latest version of Jelly Bean that will be arriving for users, and Google announced that an OTA update of Android 4.3 will arriving today for the latest Nexus devices.

Android 4.3 comes with a lot of improvements, including multi-user support along with restricted profiles for kids and such (as well as for demo purposes at retail stores and such). The newest update also supports Bluetooth Smart technology that's compatible with various accessories like a heart rate monitor (for which Google demoed on stage).

Android 4.3 also introduces a new set of DRM APIs that take advantage of HD content on the tablet, and Netflix has signed on to become one of the first partners for this, with more partners to come in the near future. There's also support for OpenGL ES 3.0, which allow for better graphics for games and animations.

The update will be rolling out today for the latest Nexus devices. Google was clear on what exact devices would get the update, but we're guessing that means the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. As for other Android devices, it'll be up to the manufacturer and the carrier.


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