2Profile Controls Will Be Nice for Parents, Enterprise
3Multiple Users Across Tablets
Android tablet users will be happy to find that the new operating system will now allow for full multiple-user control. What that means is multiple people can set up their own accounts on the device and log into their own profiles. From there, they’ll see only the apps that they’ve actually downloaded.
4Enhancements to Android Security
5Wireless Streaming to a TV Through Miracast
Any television that supports the Miracast technology will be capable of receiving wireless television transmissions from Android 4.3. That means if a user is watching a television show or movie on a mobile device, she can instantly get it up and running on her HDTV and continue watching it there. Nice.
6The End to LCD Photo Frames?
7More Beaming, More of the Time
8Enhanced Widget Handling Will Be Useful
9Did You Say, ‘Swype?’
Android 4.3 delivers what Google is calling a “gesture keyboard.” The feature is essentially the same technology that was created by Swype, allowing people to slide their fingers around the virtual keyboard and, based on where they go, to have that information show up on-screen. It has been known to work well, but whether it’ll provide the same value in Android 4.3 remains to be seen.
10A More User-Friendly Camera Feature
11More Powerful Notifications
Since Android was the first platform to deliver a notification center, it would only make sense that the operating system would be the first to provide extra functionality in that menu. In Android 4.3, users will be able to choose different options based on the notification type. So, if there’s a missed call, a person can opt to call back from within notifications or make a note to do it at a later time. It’s a nice feature.