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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: Samsung Galaxy S2 is Under Testing, Galaxy S3 May Get Update Soon
The latest Android version from Google which is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was first revealed during the Google I/O conference. This new Android version is said to be a "step up" from Android ICS and would bring about new and improved features.
Not everyone is aware of what Android 4.1 Jelly Bean can do and here is a compilation of the things that you need to know about Google Android Jelly:
What is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is described as the fastest and smoothest version of Android ever released. Android Jelly Bean incorporated as "fast, fluid, and smooth" feel in terms of design as well as performance. It would also incorporate faster responses, faster orientation changes, and better battery life due to energy-saving features.
What are the "new" features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
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Google Search - The Google search feature could now be accessed directly from the lock screen through swiping up. Aside from that, users can also say "Google" in order to activate Voice Search from within Google Search. Voice Search recognition now works much faster and quicker with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Google Now - Google Now incorporate different cards to show important and updated information. These cards include information about weather, traffic, transit, places, flight, sports, currency, and translation card.
Google Plus - Google Plus in Android Jelly Bean also gets upgraded through having a "Party Mode" which lets users upload and share photos during an event. Aside from that, Google Plus also has a new magazine layout in the stream, create and manage Google+ Events, view live video streams of all participants in a hangout, and a new navigation menu.
Face Unlock - The face unlock feature is now much more faster and accurate. The startup also has a new animation which makes it much smoother to run. Users can improve the feature's face matching accuracy through calibrating the face in different conditions as well as through the use of different accessories. There is a "live person" feature which requires uses to "blink" in order to unlock the device.
What are the devices with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
As of the moment, the confirmed devices with Android Jelly Bean includes Google Nexus 7 Tablet, Samsung Google Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi.
When will Android 4.1 Jelly Bean be released?
The beta version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has already been rolled out to developers and it will be made public sometime soon.
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