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Even though we weren’t explicitly told there’s a new version of Android coming, nor its nickname or version number, there were repeated direct allusions and references to it throughout this year’s I/O. Although may lamented it not being directly announced, it was there if you looked for it, including a few direct glimpses.

It’s clear that the new version will implement API level 18 and bring further improvements to 2D rendering performance throughout Android as well as support for Bluetooth Smart (LE). These are both things closer to hardware and system which require changing the platform software entirely as opposed to pushing an update out to Google Play Services.
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Now we wait.
Def not coming in 4.3
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Those two things have been known for a while now.
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Frankly, I am entirely bored of hearing what is "coming" in the new version of Android.

I don't really feel enough significant progress has been made for a while and all the announcements about announcements and rumours are becoming annoying.
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I have zero input lag. All of the more recent hardware, especially if running 4.2, have no perceptible input lag. There's no use in spreading misinformation based on years-old experience and "friends," which who knows what phone or OS version they're running.

Actually, I have an HTC one, and I too have noticed some input lag. I am not going to say it is horrible, but it is present.
I came from a Lumia 920 and the wife has an iPhone 5. This is what I am currently comparing the HTC one to.

Not trying to fuel a feud, just injecting my personal experiences.
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I'm most excited about the optimization improvements to 2D rendering.
    
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