What Users Should Expect from Android Jelly Bean

"What Users Should Expect from Android Jelly Bean"

Google’s Android OS recently released the latest update to its popular platform, dubbed Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Yes, Android users are in for another treat, as Google promised that its well-loved open source platform has only gotten better with its fastest and smoothest mobile OS release to date. The latest incarnation builds on the simplicity and beauty of its previous version, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

Google Now

Google Now is a personalized search application for mobile devices powered by the Knowledge Graph. It features the Google Voice Search, a voice assistant that could very well be the worthiest rival to Apple’s wildly popular Siri app. Google Now is poised to assist you with everything starting from today’s weather to the traffic situation near Park Avenue. It can even send you an estimate of how much time it would take you to reach the said destination. Ask it several questions and expect factual, accurate answers. “Who is Egypt’s president?” or “How much is the latest euro-dollar exchange rate?” or “How tall is Yao Ming?” Leave some voice commands like “Remind me to renew my RingCentral phone service subscription tomorrow at 9AM,” and watch your alarm go off the next morning at your specified time. Or better yet, ask it to create notes by saying, “Note to self: Pick up a box of Cheerios and two cans of Campbell’s Soup from mom’s cupboard.”

Project Butter

Project Butter aims to respond to device lag problems commonly experienced on Android-powered devices. This processing framework was developed to let the CPU and graphics resources of each Android phone run parallel to each other to improve device speed and responsiveness. Google has earlier said that devices with the Butter interface are expected to run at around 60 frames per second, depending on the hardware or processor. Overall graphic performance has been reported to improve, along with better touch responsiveness. Clearly, adopters should expect a smoother and faster user experience on their Jelly Bean-powered device.

Face Unlock

Although this feature has been earlier introduced to the Android 4.0, an improved version of Face Unlock is also coming to Jelly Bean. Given that something as simple as a printed photo of the phone’s true owner can be used to fool the phone into unlocking itself, Jelly Bean developers decided to take it to the next level by verifying that an actual living and breathing human is having his or her identity verified through the front-facing camera. It will now require phone owners to blink before the phone unlocks itself.

Android Beam

Another exciting feature that’s bundled with Jelly Bean is the ability to “teleport” everything from one phone to another through Android Beam. All you have to do is to touch your NFC capable smartphone to another NFC capable smartphone to facilitate the transfer of files, links, bookmarks, videos, maps, or virtually any file you could think of.

Android 4.1 codenamed Jelly Bean, the highly anticipated incremental update to the Android OS, assures users that the already amazing Android operating system is going to enjoy a lot more improvements both in terms of functionality and performance.

Nancy Perkins

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