New Delhi: Google launched its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS) on Wednesday during its annual I/O event at San Francisco.
The ambitious OS marks its debut by powering Google’s upcoming tablet called Nexus 7.
Apart from Nexus 7, some other devices like the Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Xoom and Nexus S, will get it automatically as an over-the-air update. Jelly Bean will be available in mid-July.
So why are people talking so much about Jelly Bean? Well, as the name suggests, the Android 4.1 operating system has many yummy features that is making all the news. Let’s check it out: Jelly Bean is fast:
Google’s Jelly Bean fastens your internet search and your photo sharing between two Android phones will be quicker than before. Jelly Bean will come with the ability to share photos by just tapping two phones together. This works on the wireless technology called Near-Field Communications.It understands you better:
Thanks to Google Now, which will be featured in Jelly Bean, your smartphone will now know you better than anyone else. This technology in your phone will provide you with information at a time when you need it most. For instance, Google Now tells you today's weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, when the next train will arrive as you're standing on the platform, or your favorite team's score while they're playing. The internet giant also said that the Google Now feature will get smarter as you use it more. Buttery smooth :
Google has also improved the overall user interface in Android 4.1. As the name ‘Project Butter’ suggests, now the scrolling, paging and animations will be really ‘butter’ smooth. Google has also enhanced the touch experience in Jelly Bean with touch input boost. So, as soon as you touch the display, the full CPU power gets to work, thus reducing any lag in processing.Offline voice typing:
Android phone is always a fun to use but with jelly Bean, your smartphone experience is going to be more exciting. Android phones always came with a voice dictation feature but now Jelly Bean will also have offline voice typing. Offline voice typing will be initially available in American English, but the company plans to add more languages very soon. Jelly Bean also promises a smarter keyboard, with a feature for predicting your next word before you type.
First Published: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 14:01