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[Developer Changelog] AOSP Updated With The Latest Round Of 4.3 Fixes, Including Both JWR66Y (4.3_r1.1) and JSS15Q (4.3_r2.2)

Updates are rolling out to Nexus devices as we speak, but the public changelogs seem to only call for improvements to "Security." However, the latest round of commits just went up on the Android Open Source Project, bringing everything up to date with both JWR66Y (4.3_r1.1), which is going out to most Nexus devices, and JSS15Q (4.3_r2.2), which is destined for the 2013 Nexus 7. Thanks to Google's gracious sharing of the source code, we can comb through each and every little detail of what's new.


Why the split? JBQ posted the reasoning on the Android development forums, basically clarifying that a separate branch of the code was created to remove the risk that last-minute changes to code for the 2013 Nexus 7 would destabilize existing devices.

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[Developer Changelog] Here's A Really, Really Detailed Look At What's New In Android 4.3 (JSS15J)

So, you want to know about everything that's new in Android 4.3. Every single change that's occurred since 4.2.2. Well, if you don't mind scrolling through a barely-human-readable, mile-long developer changelog, now you can satisfy that urge.


Al Sutton has posted a wonderfully-formatted AOSP commit changelog covering the changes from Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) to Android 4.3_r2.1 (JSS15J). The JSS15J build is the most recent release of 4.3, and is the one currently shipping on the new Nexus 7. Older Nexus devices are currently on slightly older builds (prefixed by "JW") in order to protect them from destabilizations that might have been caused by last-minute changes to AOSP specifically for new N7.

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