After a no-show at the Google I/O conference last month, Google finally announced Android 4.3 today. Still called Jelly Bean and available to download for Nexus 4 right away, the latest version of Android provides a decent number of updates as highlighted in Google’s Blog. Some of the included features are OpenGL ES 3.0 for high-performance graphics, enhanced Bluetooth connectivity with AVRCP 1.3 profile and an overall faster, smoother and more responsive experience. Google has also added support for restricted profiles, optimized location and sensor capabilities and new media capabilities with VP8 encoder.
Specific to the region, Android 4.3 includes RTL performance enhancements and broader RTL support across framework UI widgets, including ProgressBar/Spinner and ExpandableListView. In addition, more system UI components are now RTL aware, such as notifications, navigation bar and the Action Bar.
To provide a better systemwide experience in RTL scripts, more default system apps now support RTL layouts, including Launcher, Quick Settings, Phone, People, SetupWizard, Clock, Downloads, and more.