Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Is Here
At Google I/O, Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 was announced. The new version of Android includes some minor much needed feature additions and system enhancements.
Here are the things that Jelly Bean includes –
1. Project Butter – Google wants to make the entire Android experience butter smooth. So they jumped the framerate to 60FPS and used vsync and triple buffering to further enhance the experience.
2. Camera App – The camera app is now much more improved. Users can now view clicked pictures instantly and also pinch to view an entire film strip.
3. Voice Input – Very huge. An active internet connection is no longer needed for text to voice input. The data residers on the device itself . Only US english is supported as of now, but other languages will be rolled out soon. The new voice search also works more like Siri with top services like Wikipedia integrated.
4. Beam – Videos can now be shared via NFC and devices can be paired with Bluetooth NFC enabled devices.
5. Google Now – Google Now delivers the right information at the right time…automatically by viewing your search history, location, calendar and more. Google will already know about your favorite team so when you ask for score updates, the relevant information will be pulled.
6. Notifications – The notifications bar has also been changed with minor new enhancements. Apps can be expanded by dragging down with two fingers.
There are also other changes in Jelly Bean, but the ones highlighted above are the major ones.
Google will begin rolling the update via over-the-air in mid-July.