What’s new in Android 4.1: Jelly Bean

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Android OS has been ruling the current Smartphone market with the largest number of android activations compared to any other Smartphone OS in the last fiscal year. The first android based Smartphones were sold in the year 2009. And since then it has grown to become the biggest Smartphone OS.

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What’s new in Android 4.1: Jelly Bean

  1. 1. What’s new in Android 4.1: Jelly BeanAndroid OS has been ruling the current Smartphone market with the largest numberof android activations compared to any other Smartphone OS in the last fiscal year.The first android based Smartphones were sold in the year 2009. And since then ithas grown to become the biggest Smartphone OS.Google regularly comes up with newer version of Android. The recent update whichis coming up with all the latest android based phones is Android 4.1 named JellyBeans. Now, every time Google rolls out the new version there are few good changesin it than the previous one. Continuing the trend there are a few positive changes inthis update of Android 4.1 too.System:  Now long press the ‘Power’ button to boot your device in the safe mode.  A new button ‘Reset app preference’ is added which allows resetting default applications for specific activities.Newly customized widgets:  Personalizing the home screen was never so easy. When trying to set the widget on the home screen all other items moves automatically to make room for the new widget.  If the size of widget is too large, it automatically resizes if you want it to.Improved Browser  The advanced browser in Android Jellybean performs better for animation on webpages, and with updated JavaScript Engine (V8) the pages are loaded faster.  A better HTML5 video support and that too with new user friendly interface.Beam  Tap and share is like the slogan of this new advanced sharing feature of Android. One can easily pair with Bluetooth devices like headsets and you can easily share music and photos with other device supporting ‘Beam’.
  2. 2. Calendar  A ‘Today’ button is added to the action bar which shows the current day and events pertaining to it.  Swiping between days is better in the calendar and many animations are added in the app.  If you have a huge list of emailing a whole lot of guests’ emails in the event detail then you can mail them all with a single tap.  A new option in settings allows you to create a default response for emailing guests.Camera & GalleryNew features have been added to the camera and the gallery app to make it moreuser friendly. A new animation has been added to switch between front-facing andback cameras.  Focusing on a particular object gives you visual feedback on the focus state of the object.  The most important change in this app is that you can now easily shift from camera viewfinder to review the photos you have already taken. All this can be done without leaving the camera app.PhoneQuite a few modifications have been made in the system app on the phone.  The dial pad is now even more responsive under the Project Butter.  If you miss a call then with a single touch you can either return the call or reply by SMS.  Play the incoming visual voicemails with one touch which are displayed in a new notification area.As Google is coming up with newer updates the Android application developers are alsodeveloping new skills to develop more advanced and useful apps for the Android OS.Android application developers in India are gaining worldwide
  3. 3. acknowledgement because of the highly advanced applications developed by themat comparatively cheaper rates.About the author: Smartkathy is in the field of mobile development since 2007. Herfocus has mainly been on android application developer and for creating betteropportunities for the apps development for android.

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