Google fans have been eager to see which version of Android will be featured at Google’s I/O event. Some have been expecting Android 4.3 while others have been excited about the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Latest news is that Android 4.3 is the next Android version to be launched at Google I/O, according to Verge, which caught some info on the new Android build in one of Google’s search result pages.
Though the page did not have much info on the actual features of the next Android build, it revealed that the new OS will have improved security features. Verge revealed a screenshot of the search result that appeared on Google’s developer website, confirming the name Android 4.3, which is possibly a version of Jelly Bean. The page, supposed to be the Android security enhancements page, was live only for a short while, and was captured by chance as it was cached.
Among the expected upgrades, Android 4.3 is likely to have improved gaming functionality. The update is expected to support OpenGL for Embedded Systems 3.0, which enables advanced visual effects graphic-based applications, especially games. Other potential advancements include leaderboards, notifications and matchmaking features. In that case, Android would be equipped to compete with handheld gaming consoles of Nintendo and Sony.
The update will probably provide support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), a much-sought feature to save battery life for mobile devices that can be connected to speakers, smart watches and other peripherals.
Excited Android enthusiasts have been doing a lot of guesswork and analysis on what Google’s I/O event would unveil. Much of the inquisitiveness has been about the Android upgrade. Experts are asking us to expect software releases and upgrades rather than hardware releases.