Google unleashes Android 4.3, hits Nexus 4, Nexus 10, the first-gen Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus, today

Google finally unveils Android 4.3, includes a bunch of new features.

Published Jul 24, 2013 9:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Jul 27 2022 3:39 AM CDT
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Finally. The day has arrived: Google have unleashed Android 4.3 to the world, keeping the "Jelly Bean" codename intact. What exactly does Android 4.3 bring to the tablet versus Android 4.2?

Well, we have a bunch of multi-user settings, which includes the ability to restrict profiles for younger people. This is a great feature to keep your content, or the ability to access adult content, from children. You can restrict app content at the user level, with a user enjoying the ability of restricting a number of puzzles within a game to a specific profile.

On top of this, you can prevent kids from going crazy and racking up huge bills with the in-app purchases. This is a must-have for all parents, in my opinion. Apple, where are you?

Google unleashes Android 4.3, hits Nexus 4, Nexus 10, the first-gen Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus, today |

We also have Bluetooth Smart, otherwise known as Bluetooth Low Energy, included in Android 4.3. OpenGL ES 3.0 support is now here, with Hugo Barra saying that it's "a big deal for game developers." What will OpenGL ES 3.0 provide us? Lens flares, reflections, and much higher quality shadows than we've ever seen before on Android.

When can you get your grubby hands on Google's latest iteration of their awesome mobile OS? Well, right now it is rolling out to Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus and the first-gen Nexus 7 (now that there's a refreshed version out). The HTC One and Galaxy S4 Google Editions can expect it "very soon."


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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