So finally Google has revealed a glimpse of the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This is the latest update of its Android operating system and is already creating a lot of buzz in the market. Nexus 7 tablets are going to be the first devices to come preload with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean while upgrade for Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be rolled out next month.
As expected the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is going to offer a more responsive, smooth and effortless experience than the previous version that is Ice Cream Sandwich. The following are the Top 10 features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
10. Google Voice Search
The Google voice search has been reworked from the grassroots level. If reports are to be believed, this is basically done to pose a tough competition to Apple’s Siri, which was a huge hit. Whatever information you want to find out, you can easily do with the help of Jelly Bean. Just ask your Android anything you want and you will get your answer. Also, it is high on detail and will provide you with images and pictures.
9. Improved Keyboard
You will see a predicative text input in version 4.1 of Android. Earlier, it was seen in case of third party keyboards, but Google has done a great move by inculcating it in stock keyboard. Also, unlike earlier version you won’t require a net connection in order to create a message by taking the help of voice to text technology as offline speech to text is also available. Even though there is news that it’s just in US English, but sources say more additional languages will be added to it gradually.
8. Google Now
Google Now is among the most noticeable feature of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It helps to impart more smartness and precision to the device. Its main functionality is to provide you with real time alerts on flight schedules to your favorite sportsperson or to stock market. So you will be getting some vital information every time be it on public transport, official appointments, public places, weather etc.
7. Improved Widgets
The widgets in Android Jelly Bean are very smart and intelligent. They can easily be resized to fit in on the home screen. They adjust automatically to the orientation of the phone and rearrange themselves in portrait and landscape modes.
6. High Resolution Contact Photos
Jelly bean would allow you to store your contact photos at 720 x 720, thereby allowing you to see pictures more clearly. This is really a wonderful improvement from its previous version.
5. Improved Notifications
You will witness the expandable notifications in Android 4.1. You just need to pull the shade down and see the notifications. From mails to social networking accounts to your call details, all the notifications can be easily visible on one single screen. You can also expand the notifications to have a look at the detailed content.
4. Improved Interface
In Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google has been successful in tweaking the user interface in various ways. Everything in this OS is much faster than the previous version. You can open multiple apps with ease and can resize the widget so as to fit in the available space. However, the overall looks of this Android version is very similar to Android 4.0 and this may be one of the reason why it is termed as an offset of Ice Cream Sandwich and not Android 5.0.
3. Project Butter
Android 4.0 is considered as a major advancement from Gingerbread and introduced new interface with some brilliant speed improvements. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is even further improvement to it with “Project Butter”. It helps to make OS around hundred times faster and runs at 60 FPS. Additional, the home screen customizations have improved drastically in this version.
2. Better Camera
Its instant shutter camera is something which will surely catch your attention. Like its previous version, Google has again enhanced the camera in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The photo gallery has become more fast and user friendly and you can easily capture, edit and delete photos.
1. Android Beam
Even though Android Beam made its introduction in Ice Cream Sandwich, it didn’t hit the headlines. However, in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean it has made it very simple to share videos, images and files. Whenever a user sends a file, Android Beam feature hands over from NFC to Bluetooth, thereby making the file sharing process even easier.