Saturday, July 7, 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Features

Google has launched its highly anticipated Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS which is said to be a discerned step ahead of previous Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Speculations suggests that it will turn the Android devices into a completely different yet burgeoning experience because it is enriched with a lot of comfortable features & enhancements as mentioned below;

  • Faster user-interface when rendering graphics along with improvement in perceived aspects of the on-screen visuals
  • Better screen refresh rate because jelly bean would let the graphics processor, central processing unit and display to run in parallel. This would result in increased appearance smoothness
  • Remarkable touch screen experience as jelly bean would help in anticipating your finger movements at each screen refresh and accordingly draw display around that position which means you will get a more reactive response. Moreover, CPU would run at full speed unlike previously, when you touch the display in jelly bean. This would help in running the new OS even smoother
  • Home screen widgets would automatically resize and now, would be able to reformat their own layout & positioning around a new incoming widget which was relatively different in Android 4.0 OS
  • Ways through which you could remove the items from home screen has changed in jelly bean. Now all you need to do is, hold the item you want to delete and then flick it off
  • More accurate and relevant dictionaries would be part of text input in jelly bean along with an intelligent keyboard. Moreover, new prediction algorithm would guess the next word even before you start typing it
  • More support for different languages including Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Thai and many others
  • Jelly bean also adds extra features to camera app of Android 4.0 ICS. When you take a picture, a new animation would show the entrance and exit of the picture. Moreover, now by tapping on the camera screen, a filmstrip of images would appear to easily scroll through
  • Expansion in usefulness of Beam NFC, now you can even transfer your pictures & videos and can automatically pair an NFC enabled Bluetooth device, all this can be done by just tapping your phone and head-set respectively
  • Jelly bean has also showed improvements in notification feature i.e. now you can respond to a missed call directly from the missed call notification. Moreover, Gmail notifications would show more information without even opening up the Gmail app. More people can now be contacted through a calendar notification with a set of customized responses. Apart from that, now it is also possible to comment or like someone’s foursquare check in without any need of entering the app
  • Improvements in Google search feature, through jelly bean you can witness better voice searching in your Android device which would understand natural language even faster than before
  • Google Now is a differentiated feature which has the capability of bringing in the revolution because it will provide the user with right kind of information at a right time, automatically, by keeping track of user movements over the phone. It acts more like your personal secretary, to guide you with right amount of information

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