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Android 4.3 unveiled with improved multi-user support

24 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Android 4.3 unveiled with improved multi-user support - read the full textAndroid 4.3 has officially been announced it's been in the wild on Google Play Edition devices for a while, but the unveiling was put off for today. So, what's new? Well, 4.3 is a minor upgrade so it brings minor improvements and refines the user experience, rather than delivering game-changing...

 

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> In reply to laggdroids @ 2013-07-26 14:29 from PSLa - click to readApps aren't like potatos which are sold by the pound/Kg. It's all about a very simple question: Do you get the apps you want?

You are much more likely to find the major apps also available for Android than you are in WP.

You whine about W8 being to young. Well then, let us talk of all the Windows Mobile legacy (from Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7.x to date) and see if anything changes... Nope, still doesn't have proper dev support/traction in the market.

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  • 2013-07-26 17:12
  • LiGp

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-26 16:43 from rrqj - click to readyeah i remember,you can't even play videos and open more than 3 apps at a time..not so great..

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  • 2013-07-26 17:11
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> In reply to laggdroids @ 2013-07-26 13:42 from PSLa - click to readYes, I would have to imagine it since I don't have any with CM10 on my Arc S. But please, do keep amusing us with your experience with WP (which does indeed invite you to throw it in the garbage at each major revision)..

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  • 2013-07-26 17:08
  • LiGp

> In reply to riyas palakkadan @ 2013-07-26 10:58 from uuq3 - click to readAm running JB 4.2.2.... in my 512MB device... hehe ZTE blade.... moreover it's only a arm6.....

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  • 2013-07-26 16:43
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> In reply to Anonym @ 2013-07-26 10:12 from LiGp - click to readFYI, yes windows phone 8 are getting less dev support, coz its just a year old and since wp8 in a restricted OS compared to android. and with less dev support it has managed to cross the app bar limit to 170k apps in store. I had an android device from 2010-2012. the app count in 2010 in the then called android market was not even 150k even after 3 years of android launch???can you explain me why it took 3 years for android to cross a bar limit of 100k apps even though it was launched in 2007?????

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  • 2013-07-26 14:29
  • PSLa

> In reply to Anonym @ 2013-07-26 10:12 from LiGp - click to readImagine the lag time if you install the JB 4.1.(whichever version) on the 512MB RAM!!!oops i guess you may have to throw it in the garbage...ooopppsss neways a 512MB RAM may never get a update post ICS 4.(whichever version).

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  • 2013-07-26 13:42
  • PSLa

is it use in samsung galaxy note ????

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  • 2013-07-26 10:58
  • uuq3

> In reply to laggdroids @ 2013-07-26 09:36 from PSLa - click to readWhat Android *users* know is that Android can work very well (and stable) with 512MB of RAM. (I know that because I have one of such devices)
They also know that instead of paying Microsoft a steeper license price for the OS itself, they can spend that very same money in better hardware (better CPU, GPU and more RAM).

In the end of the day they get better hardware with a developing OS that get's all the apps. (better hardware always excites software developers)
WP users get cheaper and less powerful hardware, little dev support to create apps, all this in trade for the privilege of buying a proprietary OS.

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  • 2013-07-26 10:12
  • LiGp

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-26 09:30 from PSLa - click to readNewsflash: You are not mandated to install the apps you do not want or care. On the other hand, when you do want and care for an app you need it to be available for your platform if you want to install it.

So word of advise, unlike WP, Android users aren't used to counting the apps they do not care for anything... They are used to counting the apps they do care and always have available for their platform.

Let me exemplify: How is Tomtom for W8? Any good?
We could be here all day doing similar questions.

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  • 2013-07-26 09:59
  • LiGp
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Android has 900k malwarezzzz and 100k apzzzz

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  • 2013-07-26 09:45
  • PSLa

What android fans thinks in terms of stability is More RAM=Greater stablity.

WP8/iOS have more stability even in 512MB RAM whereas in android, good stability comes in a 1-2GB RAM. Best Stability in android is yet not defined!!!

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  • 2013-07-26 09:36
  • PSLa

> In reply to Anonym @ 2013-07-25 23:02 from HBaG - click to readWhen I had android, half of the searches where just crap... half of the million app searches results in sex-search apps????thats not in case of a WP8/iOS store.a count of a million apps without quality apps in just total waste...adding to it...majority are also malwares???? play store...seriously a joke store!!!

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  • 2013-07-26 09:30
  • PSLa

replacing Talk with Hangout is the worst decision.

There is no option to see online friends in hangout.

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  • 2013-07-26 08:57
  • ut}D

and what's next, the uber smooth 4.4 and so son to 5 , 5.1 5.2 5.3 and the problem is why cant they just fit the update the older phone, example, when one phone have 4, why cant they update them all to 4.1 or 4.2, they are doing business really well, you have to buy a new phone to have that .1 .2 .3 .4?

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  • 2013-07-26 08:13
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Waw! funtastic

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  • 2013-07-26 08:09
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-25 18:49 from t1$B - click to readSome of us like a free market.

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  • 2013-07-26 05:04
  • HKUp

i wonder if this is going to be available for HTC one x...

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  • 2013-07-26 04:53
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-25 18:49 from t1$B - click to readYou don't know why your "Android phones takes pictures randomly, stores my location data in 10 kb in the file manager, and 2-3 MB of my data plan vanishes overnight even if the auto sync, background data is off all the time"? I give you an hint, it's a problem between the keyboard and the chair.

Good luck with *whatever*. That for sure won't solve your *real* problem.

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  • 2013-07-25 23:05
  • HBaG

> In reply to laggdroids @ 2013-07-25 18:27 from 7wB5 - click to readGood for you, Android get's all the apps and dev support but you get the latest AVRCP. Fair trade you may say...

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  • 2013-07-25 23:02
  • HBaG

Nothing new here in Android 4.3 Jellybean, no major improvements. There will still be lag and crap apps on Play Store. Google doesn't review apps manually and developers get their apps live within an hour of submission and processing and because of this there are many crap applications, they could be data tracking malwares. I don't know why but my Android phones takes pictures randomly, stores my location data in 10 kb in the file manager, and 2-3 MB of my data plan vanishes overnight even if the auto sync, background data is off all the time. I feel like i am being tracked or spied on and my battery drains quickly. :( I'm very unhappy with Android OS. Google Maps don't allow me to download a map of entire country for offline usage of Maps and it's pathetic to use. Even without any apps installed on my Android 4.2.1 Jellybean OS, it lags. Project Butter is such a lie! Google need to do something about this stability issue or i am done with Android and I'll move to a restricted OS as i like everything stock on my phone. Using launchers to change the theme just drains battery. Google Play Store has many applications while most of the good applications are paid ones, the free versions are ad supported. Live wallpapers, launchers and themes for different launchers, add on for Whatsapp, etc contribute to 40 percent of applications, while pornographic apps, ad supported apps such some free TV apps contribute to 30 percent of applications in Play Store, duplicate apps of another apps contribute to 10 percent. What Steve Jobs believed about Android is true. It's a crap OS. I'm out of this horrific unrealistic ecosystem as soon as possible. Nokia Lumia 1020, here i come.

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  • 2013-07-25 18:49
  • t1$B

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