Jul 25, 2013

Android 4.3 API Changes

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Android 4.3, API Level 18.

Major Features
1. Performance Improvement
2. Support OpenGL ES 3.0
3. Hardware accelerated 2D rendering
4. Multithreading across multiple CPU cores
5. Enhanced Bluetooth Connectivity
6. Support for Restricted Profiles (Good for parents)
7. Optimised Location and Sensor
8. Hardware geofencing
9. VP8 encoding
10. Media muxer
11. Access to notification ( Notification listener service)
12. Improve Right to Left language
13. Utilities for localisation
14. Enterprise and Security
15. New ways to Analyse Performance
16. On-screen GPU profiling
17. And more.

API Difference
Android 4.3 (API Level 18) released yesterday.The overall difference between API Levels 17 and 18 is approximately 1.64%.

Following Table illustrated difference between API Level 17 and 18 

Type Additions Changes Removals Total
Packages 2 37 0 39
Classes and Interfaces 61 108 36 205
Constructors 4 1 0 5
Methods 155 44 4 203
Fields 131 25 1 157
Total 353 215 41 609

API Difference Package Wise

Following Table represent difference in packages