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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features and more

It has been officially declared by Google that they have brought in the latest update to their mobile OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The operating system earlier thought of as Android 5.0 actually builds upon 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and so it is not the major lift for Android operating system and thus the version makes platform easier, faster, buttery smooth and more intuitive.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

What is its platform?

Jelly Bean was earlier believed to be Android 5.0 actually builds upon 4.0 ICS. So, Google Now is yet another great addition to native search facility in Android that aims to offer right details at right time. For instance, it will show the present traffic situations during the commute time. Also, it may show the train schedules in case you are at some subway station.

Features to behold

In this amazing Jelly Bean, the users can enjoy multi touch functions in order to expand various types of notifications, read the text messages and emails and that too without the requirement of opening some other app. More so, one can carry out various tasks straightway from notification bar that further increase the usability. 

Easy accessibility

Jelly Bean further includes the latest APIs for the easy accessibility facilities like services which let you tackle gestures or manage the focus with the on screen navigation options/buttons. All these can be easily handled by accessories, accessibility gestures and other methods. The applications which use View components basically inherit the support for the latest features in an automatic fashion and without any requirement for the developers to modify or change the code.

Project Butter- the latest feature

The most important improvement in Jelly Bean is the Project Butter that enhances the responsiveness and sensitivity of system as Google believes that the whole Android framework is at 60 fps. Scrolling, swiping and animation need to be smoother and fluid in Jelly Bean as compared to ICS.

Font, language and more

Jelly Bean further brings the latest Arabic font, eighteen new languages such as Hindi, Thai and Persian for the users. It even supports user experience for the blind customers as it offers the gesture support and the Bluetooth that is mainly supported for Braille devices.

Pictures and word stock

With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the users can store the contact images at amazing 720 x 720 thereby permitting the pictures to be beautiful and gorgeous. Apps can also retrieve and store the contact pictures at that size or at any other as required. Google claims that Jelly Bean has actually tweaked internal dictionary in order to offer more words while you type some sentence. So, when you actually tap on some suggested word, you will observe more word options now.

Search easily with Jelly Bean

The most crucial feature of Jelly Bean is the wide improvement to search function of Android. The Search cards showcase search results to various queries in the user friendly and graphical manner as well as integrate into the Voice Search. The search cards involve image results, weather forecasts, traffic, answers to the questions and a lot more.

Last but not least, in notification center, the users can return the missed call or even send the message just by tapping on notification directly. This in turn saves them from the need to open messaging or call apps.

Ankit Pandey Works for SeoEaze and Runs Popular Latest India News Site. Ankit also runs a Apple Dedicated Blog where he write about iPhone Jailbreak. Check His latest Post on Features of iOS 6.

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  1. Albert Paul

    July 1, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I’m looking forward to buy a Gellybean smartphone,But no budget concerned phones with Gellybean released yet ! 🙁

  2. Vaibhav Mule

    July 5, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I heard Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Google nexus but I wanted to know it’s Feature that’s really good you covered article on it.

    Can I upgrade in my mobile phone? or Is there need any compatibility for upgrading it?

    • Olawale Daniel

      July 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      You can upgrade your phone but we need to know which type of phone you use personally and also, the current OS on it.

  3. Dave

    July 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

    jellybean is much better compare to the ICS because, Jellybean is much faster, smarter and many features.

    Thanks to this article.

  4. Dave

    July 7, 2012 at 10:02 am

    jellybean is much better compare to the ICS because, Jellybean is much faster, smarter and many features.

    Thanks to this article..

  5. vipin soni

    July 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Android jellybean is looking great…so excited to use it.

  6. Dave

    July 8, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Thanks to this article, now i know the difference of jelly bean and ICS, the jelly bean is much better compare to ICS( Ice Cream Sandwich). From now on I choose a phone that use a jelly bean OS.

  7. Jason Allens

    July 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I don’t know, to me 4.1 seemed to come out pretty quickly compared to the Honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich update. I guess they wanted as much attention as they could get for the Nexus 7 release. In any way, I look forward to the Jellybean update. Hopefully it will show up on earlier Android phones…

  8. TaxFile

    July 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Sounds pretty good. Android badly suffered from an unresponsive interface. I hope Jelly Bean cures it!


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