Technology is taking new source every day, new things are being invented and old technologies upgraded, to provide more convenient usage to the consumer. The most remarkable technology of today’s world is android in the growing world of mobile devices. Android is Linux-based operating system, primarily designed for touch screen mobile devices, was first unveiled in 2007. First ever upgraded version of android was android 1.5 cupcake unveiled on 30th April 2009. The fever of android usage is spreading since then. Google brought new sensation in android users on July 24 2013 with the release of android 4.3.
Announced alongside the new Nexus 7 and the Chrome Cast TV dongle, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is Google’s latest mobile operating system update. It adds new features and refines many, previously introduced in Android 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean. This updated version of android jelly bean is available for new and original Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones. Soon android 4.3 update will be available for Xperia smartphones, Samsung galaxy S4 and HTC. This update is around 160 MB in size so you’ll be wise to download it over Wi-Fi.
Lots of performance improvements have been made in Android 4.3 jellybean which includes better camera app which make accessing settings quicker and easier, a gesture keyboard and dial pad which auto complete and is sure to save few precious seconds of your time, smarter notifications, location scanning for apps for keeping them updated even when Wi-Fi is turned off and most importantly multiple user profiles. Other then this it will support fstrim which will provide careful management of the apps in your device which will speed up those devices which have significant number of apps installed. This feature is so far most noticeable in Nexus 7.
Don’t get excited just yet, so far there are some loop holes encountered in Android 4.3 Jellybean. These problems are most commonly faced by Nexus 4 owners. Complaints have been received about hanging up of Netflix application, about which Google says it is aware, of and working to fix the problem. Other then this device hangs up on the bootup screen, when updated forcing users to boot the phone in recovery in order to avoid this problem. Sluggish performance is one of the complaints but an interesting thing was discovered during testing of Nexus 7 that Android 4.3 supports TRIM. What this means my friends is that Google’s mobile OS can now instruct the flash storage controller when to collect / recycle unused data pages / blocks. The net result is that devices running Android 4.3 will no longer become sluggish with time — in fact, existing Nexus handsets and tablets will see performance improvements after the update. Some of the problems with Android 4.3 jellybean which still remain unresolved are, overheating of phone, unresponsive home screen button, problems with the gallery and the battery life issue.
To sum it up it would be better if you upgrade of your device until Google resolve the encountered problems.