Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pushed the Google mobile OS world together, with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Android 2.3 Gingerbread, made for tablets and smartphones respectively, making a single system that’s made for all devices, regardless of their screen size. JB 4.1 the update Android can be used in the devices like Motorola XOOM, Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S somewhere in mid-July. Flash Player would not support on Android 4.1 and users should uninstall Flash Player prior to upgrading to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.
The interface of the Google has been advanced in Jelly Bean. For instance, on the lock screen you’ll see dots that radiate from the lock icon, and you can now swipe up to launch straight into the Google Search application. Swiping left takes you to the camera, while swiping right unlocks the phone to the home screen.
The Google Search bar on each home screen is now more visible and the microphone is larger and easier to read. Notifications pull-down menu is updated significantly. The new feature which has been added is a set of shortcuts connected to applications such as your calendar, when a new event comes up in reminder form, you’ve got the option to email the other people included in the event or call them.
Camera and Gallery
While the camera remains essentially the same as it was with the basic version of Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean tunes your ability to go back and view photos and quickly erase them if you’re not satisfied with your clicks. This feature is extremely similar to what both the iOS and Windows Phone cameras use with a swipe across the camera to see photos just taken. This feature is called “filmstrip view” and it is pretty slick. Not only this u also have undelete image option in case you need any of the images back.
Now Jelly Bean lets you send photos and videos by tapping two NFC devices running the latest OS back to back but it is slower than Samsung’s implementation in the Galaxy S III, called S Beam. This update adds a collection of sharing abilities such as Simple Secure Paring for connecting to Bluetooth devices as well as the sharing of YouTube videos, directions, and videos. When you try to beam a photo from Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 to the Nexus 7 running the same software then it’ll take 28.5 seconds to transfer the 3MB photo. But Samsung’s implementation of Wi-Fi Direct is faster than Bluetooth 4.0 on the Nexus devices.
There’s nothing smarter than a keyboard that tries to guess what you’re typing, that’s what exactly Android Jelly Bean does with its new learning dictionary. This update is a direct hit at keyboard titans like SwiftKey and Swype . Google’s new keyboard is more accurate, more relevant i.e. it understands the context and gives you the suggestion which is lot of time saving feature. One more Jelly Bean’s time saving feature is offline voice typing. Voice processing is stored locally on the phone, so you can respond to that message even when you’re riding the channel where you can’t get a link.
Google didn’t make a lot of changes in the widgets, but it has made it easier to fit more of them on one home screen. In this you’ve got automatic resizing and pushing icons out of the way to make room when you’re moving widgets. For instant you have four icons in the middle of the screen and you pull over your Gmail widget then the widgets that you have kept open already’ll automatically be pushed up to the top or the bottom of your screen to make way. In ICS device, when you try to do the same then will get an error message saying there was no more room on the screen.
The notification of Android has been a trademark feature since the OS launched, and now you can see more and do more in 4.1. The most greeting improvement is that you can view the sender and first several characters of an email subject right in the notification area.
One of the most remarkable items on this list is Project Butter. This implementation of several next-generation elements has made the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy 7 both look and feel smoother than any Android device. This involves delivering a constant frame rate of 60fps throughout the OS as well as native apps. With the help of Triple Buffering, the CPU and GPU work in tandem to match keep the refresh rate at a constant 60fps for a much smoother UI experience. JB also uses something called Touch Input Boost that wakes up the CPU from an idle state a lot quicker. Touch Responsiveness of Project Butter and has been improved with a new algorithm.
- Fast and fluid real-world performance
- Google Now takes work out of search
- Voice Search faster
- Notifications now expandable and more interactive
- Smarter keyboard and offline voice typing
- Easy to delete unwanted photos
- Android Beam not as fast as Samsung’s S Beam
- Lags behind ICS in some level
- Can’t do as much from lock screen or notification shade as other Android phones