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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 Anonymous @ 2013-07-25 10:52 from t1$A - click to readits just because android likes ur battery life!!

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  • 2013-07-25 18:32
  • 7wB5

what new "Android" has bought....Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3????hahahaha....I already have AVRCP 1.4 on my lumia. yet behind!!!! and DRM????that too copied from a Windows Phone???and that too a Lumia....


2 functionality of "4.3" COPIED from a WINDOWS PHONE 8!!!!hahahaha....andro loosers....

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  • 2013-07-25 18:27
  • 7wB5

> In reply to SsmartshuaibB @ 2013-07-25 16:42 from utGq - click to read
I didnt sa y smoothness is everything bro.
But it could be more reliable and more user friendly if all those glitches and lags are taken away. Even the Android looks flashy but lacks the class look and stability i saw on WP and iOS. Sometimes the quality of apps and lags just reminds me of Chinese products. I wouldn't be using Android if not for Sony. I expected so much from Android in terms of stability especially when they started the so called "project butter" but it just got me disappointed. I'm aware of all the good stuffs from Android but the lags and school boy Android apps and designs makes me sick. Look at the premium look on iOS and WP. Rich with features but poor in stability. Needless to mention, frequent app crashes.

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  • 2013-07-25 17:25
  • tZ08

> In reply to iron-man @ 2013-07-25 15:30 from Xuif - click to readFirst the android uses Dalvik is not the same as JVM, in any case both are writen with C++, you can use native code on Android but is not productive because the heterogenuous hardware on the market.

In WP8 if the application is running on CLR is not running native code is just another VM, faster or not that's debatable.

WP8 has serious restrictions off hardware that's why it can be smoother experience

And with that performance issues has nothing to do with malwares, CLR is exploitable as any other, the reason why not is the same that happened to MAC OS it was secure until last year, no one uses so why I gonna build a malware to attack a restrictive market, when I habe billions of targets on other OS.

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  • 2013-07-25 17:24
  • 9y1g

> In reply to iron-man @ 2013-07-25 15:30 from Xuif - click to readAnd how exactly does that relate to your claims of "malware" and the Android system being impossible to patch?

It seems to me you are just barely making cohesive sentences from total random things.. :/

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  • 2013-07-25 17:00
  • Lcc}

> In reply to u-m-add @ 2013-07-25 09:57 from ib7K - click to readi'm a android user..and i personally like the look and feel of ubuntu mobile OS..

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  • 2013-07-25 16:48
  • utGq

> In reply to ray91 @ 2013-07-25 16:14 from tZ4L - click to readsmoothness is not everything dude...
there lot more aspect to judge a mobile OS...and android is best OS overall..
i can live with little hiccups here and there(not lags though..it was word of past)...but cannot compromise the features,customaisation and a lot more...

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  • 2013-07-25 16:42
  • utGq

You can be fanboy but not as delusional and idiotic as far as some Android fanboys.. Android doesn't lag..keep shouting about it, at least that will cure your hearts after the experiencing the lag, drag and bug of Android.
For God's sake its not just Xperia Z but HTC and Samsung just to name a few. Most Android fanboys don't even realize their phone is lagging coz they're so used to it. If you really wanna feel the difference compare those OS side by side. Android can be more rich with more features, customizations and multitasking at its best but it shows no class in stability and smoothness. Hoping for massive changes in Key Lime Pie.

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  • 2013-07-25 16:14
  • tZ4L

> In reply to Anonym @ 2013-07-25 14:51 from Lcc} - click to readandroid uses java code,it is far behind in efficiency compared to native c++ used in wp8(i don't know about ios)....besides java code is compiled using JVM,which is slower compared to the CLR in wp8,..so yeah,there is a solid reason why android is the only os on mobiles right now which needs to use quad core...

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  • 2013-07-25 15:30
  • Xuif

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-25 12:43 from IWbC - click to readCare to elaborate that with actual facts?

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  • 2013-07-25 14:51
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-25 10:52 from t1$A - click to readIt can be turned off and it's off by default. Wifi is used to determine your position aiding GPS to use less battery and faster locking on.

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  • 2013-07-25 14:48
  • bxeX

So what about galaxy nexus

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  • 2013-07-25 12:59
  • B}aS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-25 11:24 from smxt - click to readlol...
ive been hearing this long time ago indeed. let them wait more and let us enjoy android :)

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  • 2013-07-25 12:49
  • 0C4L

Android malware is unfortunately systemic and not a problem that can be patched, unless overnight it is rewritten, and controls put in place, with secure access like ios and wp8, which will probably not happen, as it would be an admission that Google was wrong.

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  • 2013-07-25 12:43
  • IWbC

> In reply to tomakali @ 2013-07-25 10:53 from ijyk - click to readI'm sure this time last year people were saying, "Wait for Windows phone 8..."

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  • 2013-07-25 11:24
  • smxt

> In reply to HK @ 2013-07-25 11:00 from YY2K - click to readif you are talking about launcher8,then that is very slow compared to real wp8,trust me,i've seen them both side by side..besides,it drains battery very quickly...

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  • 2013-07-25 11:18
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> In reply to GoMobile @ 2013-07-25 10:18 from NHra - click to readyou should just go on and get the s4 active and if you want put the WP8 Launcher to make your phone look like a windows phone

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  • 2013-07-25 11:00
  • YY2K

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-25 02:37 from 25F} - click to readWP is ONE YEAR old OS
iOS is FIVE YEAR old OS

WP WILL have changes, upgrades and more features in every 2 years.

Wait for WP9

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  • 2013-07-25 10:53
  • ijyk

"Wi-Fi can be kept on at all times to determine your position, even when you toggle it off" - What does it mean? Why should my position be available even if I have switched off my Wi-Fi? Is it not violation of our privacy? Guys, please correct me if I have misunderstood this.

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  • 2013-07-25 10:52
  • t1$A

Awesome new update... Thank you Google! LOL... Couldn't you guys just wait before purchasing SA S4? Huh?

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  • 2013-07-25 10:45
  • mEDC

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