The New Features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

From Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich; Google left us wanting more from the Android maker. In Google’s latest keynote, they announced the release of the new mobile OS and some of the amazing features it would be upholding this year. The OS is said to be available in new Nexus models sometime within the next month, but that could be pushed back even further, due to the overwhelming rush and demand. With the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, all Google did was spice up ICS to make it much more user friendly and stylish. For those who have been using Ice Cream Sandwich for the past little while; you would be able to tell the preliminary differences in Jelly Bean.

Android Jelly Bean 4.1

The camera application has been tweaked a little, as you can scroll through your gallery and move right back into camera mode without having to close your gallery. It could come in handy at times and it really surprised us as this wasn’t made available in ICS or Gingerbread. Overall the gallery is much smoother to scroll through as well. The most significant addition to Android Jelly Bean is Google NOW. Google NOW is the android version of Siri and will be made available on Nexus devices in July.

With the Apple version of the voice recognition application, you could ask one question in a number of ways and still get the device to do what you wanted. With Google NOW, your questions need to be a little bit specific as the application has a limited database to work with. However, the addition of voice recognition in Android Jelly Bean is definitely something to brag about! Offline maps is another plus point on Jelly Bean, as you can put maps offline and still get to see maps for the cities of your choice. The only limitation here is that, you will not be able to zoom in over eighty-six megabytes of street space. The only device to ship with Jelly Bean preloaded will be the new Google Nexus 7.

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