At the recent Google I/O 2013, Google kept things under the covers, leaving the excited Android lovers waiting for the next big announcement. Expecting a major or a sub major update over and above the current Android 4.2 Jelly Bean version, the next update wasn’t announced during the event. Rumors, leaks or industry buzz points to the next android update being an plus edition to current Jelly Bean – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update rather than a huge Key Lime Pie update.
Let’s take a sneak peek into Android 4.3, and figure out what’s in store for us.
Although the new update looks alike to the current android version 4.2, the industry experts believe that changes in the Android 4.3 will be more like “behind-the-scenes changes” for the end user.
Sneak Peek Into Android 4.3
The WiFi settings in the new update would include a new option, which would allow a user to let Google location search for WiFi Hot-spots, even if the WiFi is turned off. This would be completely based on the Google’s location service and would keep scanning for a WiFi source (free or saved password) and would turn off mobile data automatically, syncing with the available WiFi. How it saves battery was showcased in the Google I/O conference.
Power Saving Bluetooth
The android 4.3 update contains the “android.hardware.bluetooth_le” programmed as a trait, which confirms that it brings Bluetooth low energy sustenance, a feature that was much desired for people who tether using Bluetooth or does a lot of exchange of connect Bluetooth devices. Also, this version brings the feature called Bluetooth tethering back in action, which was missed out in the Google edition of Galaxy S4.
Updated Camera App
The only change which is much visible to the end user would be an updated camera app with completely new user interface. A lot of options would be available in a semi-circle shaped menu. The volume buttons can be used as the shutter button. The reins for HDR, adjustments and flash among others are placed in a curved line together.
The Way you Call
This version also changes the way you call through your Android 4.3 updated smartphone, adding pauses before calling someone is now enabled. You can add a 2 seconds or more pauses before the call connects, and can be done by using commas and semicolons. Also, the auto-complete dial pad gets updates for faster results
The Android 4.3 update is expected to hit Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 first, within next two months and then would be followed by HTC One, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and S3 ans so on. For Samsung Note 1 and S2 users this would probably be the last official update.