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It has been a very exciting day for all the Android fans! First, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was released for a number of Nexus devices, Android 4.2 for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 were made available for download. Now, you can also download Android 4.2 SDK fro mthe Android Developers website.

Android 4.2 SDK has been released with a blog post on the official Android Developers blog about the new changes in the SDK. We have already talked about all the new Android 4.2 features, but let’s now take a look at what this new Android 4.2 SDK has to offer to the developers.

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Android 4.2 SDK Features

Let’s take a look at what new features does this Android 4.2 SDK download comes with:

Performance
We’ve worked with our partners to run Renderscript computation directly in the GPU on the Nexus 10, a first for any mobile computation platform.

New ways to engage users
Users can now place interactive lock screen widgets directly on their device lock screens, for instant access to favorite apps and content. With just a small update, you can adapt any app widget to run on the lock screen. Daydream is an interactive screensaver mode that users can encounter when their devices are charging or docked in a desk dock. You can create interactive daydreams that users display in this mode, and they can include any type of content.

New interaction and entertainment experiences
Android 4.2 introduces platform support for external displays that goes beyond mirroring. Your apps can now target unique content to any number of displays attached to an Android device.

Enhancements for international users
To help you create better apps for users in languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian, Android 4.2 includes native RTL support, including layout mirroring. With native RTL support, you can deliver the same great app experience to all of your users with minimal extra work. Android 4.2 also includes a variety of font and character optimizations for Korean, Japanese, Indic, Thai, Arabic and Hebrew writing systems.

Download Android 4.2 SDK

You can download the new Android 4.2 SDK from the Android Developers website here: Download Android 4.2 SDK.

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Haris lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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