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The Jelly Bean logo.

Fast & Smooth - Jelly Bean and Project Butter01:06

Fast & Smooth - Jelly Bean and Project Butter

A video about how much faster Android is with Project Butter.

For other uses, see Jelly Bean (disambiguation).

Google released Jelly Bean 4.3 on July 24, 2013 during an event in San Francisco called "Breakfast with Sundar Pichai". It has the slogan "An even sweeter Jelly Bean".[1][2] It was introduced alongside the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet.[3] Android 4.3's predecessor was Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and its successor was Android 4.4 KitKat.

New features and changesEdit

  • Bluetooth Smart (low energy) support[1][2][3]
  • Bluetooth Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3 support[2]
  • OpenGL ES 3.0 support, allowing for improved game graphics[1][3]
  • Restricted access mode for new user profiles (tablets only)[1][2][3]
  • Filesystem write performance improvement by running fstrim command while device is idle
  • Dial pad auto-complete in the Phone application[1][2][3]
  • Improvements to Photo Sphere[citation needed]
  • Reworked camera UI, previously introduced on Google Play edition phones[citation needed]
  • Addition of "App Ops", a fine-grained application permissions control system (hidden by default)[citation needed]
  • 4K resolution support[citation needed]
  • Many security enhancements, performance enhancements, and bug fixes[citation needed]
  • System-level support for geofencing and Wi-Fi scanning APIs
    • Background Wi-Fi location still runs even when Wi-Fi is turned off[2]
  • Developer logging and analyzing enhancements[citation needed]
  • Added support for five more languages (Hindi, Afrikaans, Amharic, Swahili, and Zulu)[1]
  • Improved digital rights management (DRM) APIs[citation needed]
  • Right-to-left (RTL) languages now fully supported[1]
  • Clock in the status bar disappears if clock is selected as lockscreen widget[citation needed]
  • Added a tab in settings that lists disabled apps[2]

4.3.1 Edit

Android 4.3.1 was released on October 3, 2013. It included bug fixes and small tweaks for the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE.[citation needed]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Burke, Dave and Gabe Cohen. "Introducing Android 4.3, a sweeter Jelly Bean." The Official Android Blog. Published 24 July 2014. Web. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Android - 4.3 Jelly Bean." Web. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Android: A visual history." The Verge. Published 7 December 2011. Web. As of 15 March 2015.
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