Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest installment of Android OS that brings awesomeness and fixes many problems and bugs in the Ice Cream Sandwich.
So the question that comes to mind, what could Jelly Bean possibly offer to the Android community?
Well, the first answer for that question would probably be the performance improvement of Android devices. Now Android tablets or smartphones that being upgraded to
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will absolutely run and perform extremely faster than before. The demo of Jelly Bean at Google I/O will prove that statement.
Anyway, in this latest installment of Android, there is the one called Project Butter. Project Buter is the solution of problems that Google has successfully addressed to Android device manufacturers and developers, so they can finally make their devices or apps run much faster, smoother and free from lag in the future.
Besides on the performance improvement, Jelly Bean also comes with many new awesome features that cannot be found in the previous installment, Ice Cream Sandwich. As a starter, with Jelly Bean installed on Android devices, now the widgets on the homescreen will automatically fit perfectly on wherever place on the screen, so now you don’t need to worry anymore whether the area you’re gonna use for your widget is enough or not because the widget will automatically adjust and resize itself so it will fit perfectly on the screen. Awesome, huh?
Apparently, Siri has another new challenger besides S-Voice on Samsung GALAXY S III, a tough one, and it’s called Google Now, a new revolutionized personal assistant that seems cannot shut its mouth (I'm serious!).
Google Now knows everything; the next car that will come your way whey you’re waiting in the subway, the best places to eat, the sport live scores, it even knows when it’s the time for you to go to gym when you’re eating your lunch or warns you if the flight you’re using is delayed at a sudden. It seems like, Google Now is ready to steal Siri’s thunder, don’t you think?
The other new thing to be found in Jelly Bean is the new additions of 18 new languages to the Android devices, with Hebrew and Arabic getting more improved translation. In Jelly Bean, you will also get much richer and expandable Notifications with more information regarding your unread messages and more.
Google Chrome will be the default web browser and come pre-installed in Jelly Bean-equipped Android devices. Not to mention, there is a new virtual on-screen keyboard that is integrated with the Google Now, so now everything like typing new messages, emails, or even post Twitter/Facebook updates can be controlled easily with your voice while you’re driving or riding bicycle. Decent, huh?
In the near future, there are only some Android devices that will get the first chance to eat the Jelly Bean, and they are: Samsung GALAXY Nexus, GALAXY Nexus S and Motorola Xoom, with more new devices like Samsung GALAXY S III, HTC One series (maybe) and more will be the next ones. The Jelly Bean SDK is available to grab for developers and also the platform DK is for the manufacturers.
Download Android 4.1 Jelly Bean SDK Developer Preview
So it you happen to own one of the aforementioned devices above, be ready to inject the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to your device.
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