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Android Jelly Bean OS

Android Jelly Bean OS

Date Written: August 2012

Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' is the latest mobile operating system out from Google (as of July 2012). Below is information on what the Jelly Bean OS from Android offers.

  • Improved battery life - The CPU automatically turns down when the phone is not in use.
  • Expandable, actionable notifications - You can act on many notifications right from the notification shade.
  • Improved Widgets - Widgets resize on their own making it easier to personalize your home screen.
  • Easier ways to view/manage photos - You can quickly swipe from the camera to the gallery and back without leaving the camera app to review pictures.
  • Enhanced keyboard - It predicts the next word you will use before you start typing based on your typing history.
  • Improved text-to-speech capabilities - Introduces a new conversational voice in US English.
  • Advanced voice typing - The new speech recognizer works without an internet connection.
  • Android Beam - Improved to share photos and videos with one tap of two enabled devices.
  • New search screen for browsing the web - Redesigned search screen uses the power of Knowledge Graph.
  • Voice Actions - New voice activated search feature.
  • Google Now - Information such as weather, traffic, and game scores can be set to appear on your device throughout the day.