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SlashGear 101: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, what’s new?

SlashGear 101: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, what’s new?

There are two major paths you might go down when you're attempting to see what's different in the change-over from Android 4.2 or 4.2.x over to 4.3 Jelly Bean: one is behind the scenes, the other - right up front. What we're going to be doing is taking a mostly up-front approach, sourced straight from Google's guides, tuned here for the common user while we keep the developer back end in mind: those bits and pieces are put in place for your machine to work well - here's what you'll be well off knowing.

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official as Google takes a half-step

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official as Google takes a half-step

With the reintroduction of the Nexus 7, complete with the same name as it had in its first iteration, Google revealed that Android 4.3 would also be called Jelly Bean. This system's detailing began with a boost to Multi-User abilities with Restricted Profiles - this is for parents, for the most part, allowing and dis-allowing bits and pieces of the operating system depending on the user. From there, Google launched directly into Bluetooth Smart - also known as Bluetooth Low Energy, this coming alongside Bluetooth 4.0.

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NVIDIA Project Logan processor assimilates Kepler mobile

NVIDIA Project Logan processor assimilates Kepler mobile

This week NVIDIA is once again blurring the lines between desktop and mobile graphics with a note on the introduction of Kepler technology into their next-generation mobile processor. NVIDIA suggests that, "from a graphics perspective, this is as big a milestone for mobile as the first GPU, GeForce 256, was for the PC when it was introduced 14 years ago." This is the first set of details we're getting on Project Logan, the next processor architecture in the Tegra chipset family.

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ARM Cortex-A12 brings big.LITTLE to the mass market in 2014

ARM Cortex-A12 brings big.LITTLE to the mass market in 2014

ARM has revealed its latest processor, the ARM Cortex-A12, packing 40-percent more performance than a Cortex-A9 but with the same power consumption and in a 30-percent smaller package. The big.LITTLE compatible A12 is a 28nm chip that can be paired with ARM's Cortex-A7 cores, driving the new, more powerful chips when processing grunt is needed, and then turning to the frugal A7's when prolonging battery life is the priority.

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Android 4.3 software boosts “leaked” by HTC developers [UPDATE]

Android 4.3 software boosts “leaked” by HTC developers [UPDATE]

This weekend a couple new Android source updates have been inadvertently leaked by some HTC developers aiming at getting some teaching done before their next main event at Google I/O 2013. In a post by the San Francisco Android Group this week, an event has been planned for May 16th, 2013 - that being right in the midst of Google I/O - at this event for this specific Android group, "a trio of dev gurus from HTC" are said to be headed over to let loose some information about Bluetooth Low Energy and Open GL ES 3.0. These features were expected by those watching the upgrades to Android with an extremely close eye - but here they are!

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Intel Iris graphics detailed for 4th-Gen Core “Haswell” chips

Intel Iris graphics detailed for 4th-Gen Core “Haswell” chips

Intel's 4th-gen Core processors will also debut a brand new Iris graphics system, with the chip company splitting its new line-up into multiple tiers for ultrabooks, thin-and-lights, and mainstream PCs. Ultrabooks powered by the most frugal of Intel's 4th-generation Haswell chips, the U-Series, will get Intel HD, HD Graphics 4600, or HD Graphics 5000, but those machines that can stand a little extra power consumption will get either Iris (for thin-and-lights) or Iris Pro (for mainstream) for at least a doubling in 3D processing performance.

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NVIDIA Tegra “Parker” blasts forth aside mini ARM computer “Kayla”

NVIDIA Tegra “Parker” blasts forth aside mini ARM computer “Kayla”

This week the folks at NVIDIA have been revealing bits and pieces of their GPU roadmap with Tegra and GeForce GPU action left and right, moving forward with their newest mobile superhero code-named SoC "Parker." This SoC comes after the still code-named "Logan" and will, if the naming scheme holds true, be Tegra 6 down the road. Along with this reveal came word of a code-named system called "Kayla" - a processing beast that, when it's ready for action, will be extra-tiny and extra-powerful beyond anything we're capable of today.

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NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

This week NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke up at their GPU Technology Conference on the future of the mobile processor known as Tegra and has teased what will likely be called "Tegra 5". Running through what we'd already learned about the Tegra 2, Tegra 3, and the upcoming Tegra 4, Huang let us know that the next code-name "Logan" would be breaking boundaries once again. The next Tegra processor will, according to Huang, do "everything a modern computer should do."

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