Home Business IT Open Source Android 4.3 – a sweeter Jellybean

Android 4.3 is expected to be released on 24 July with a yawn, rather than fireworks.

When companies release products they normally reserve new prime decimals for substantially new products and sub-decimals for updates. Android 4.2 was a leap over 4.1.x. Android 4.2.2 was for housekeeping and bug fixes. It makes sense that 4.3 should be another leap. Yawn.

Most of the changes will not be evident. There is no new user interface (UI) to annoy developers (e.g. iOS7) and no new amazing features, unless you count harnessing new Qualcomm and Tegra chipset features like Bluetooth 4 and 64GB micro SD support. In fact, it has been postured that 4.3 was rushed to market to support Google Glass and smart wearable devices which are not quite working well with earlier versions.

There are changes in Wi-Fi and wireless charging and the camera app gets an update.

What is epoch making is that Google has released more ‘secret sauce’ - application programming interfaces or APIs that open up 4.X to more external developer use. For the most part these work with Android 4.0 and later, taking the pressure off app developers to update their UI and apps.

It has also taken the pressure off releasing Android Key Lime Pie V5.0, which will be epoch making, and will change the Android landscape at the expense of perhaps backward compatibility and app developer’s sanity.

LEARN NBN TRICKS AND TRAPS WITH FREE NBN SURVIVAL GUIDE

Did you know: Key business communication services may not work on the NBN?

Would your office survive without a phone, fax or email?

Avoid disruption and despair for your business.

Learn the NBN tricks and traps with your FREE 10-page NBN Business Survival Guide

The NBN Business Survival Guide answers your key questions:

· When can I get NBN?
· Will my business phones work?
· Will fax & EFTPOS be affected?
· How much will NBN cost?
· When should I start preparing?

DOWNLOAD NOW!

Ray Shaw

joomla stats

Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

 

 

 

 

Connect

Join the iTWire Community and be part of the latest news, invites to exclusive events, whitepapers and educational materials and oppertunities.
Why do I want to receive this daily update?
  • The latest features from iTWire
  • Free whitepaper downloads
  • Industry opportunities