Finally, Android 4.1 JellyBean is officially announced by Google in Google I/O Developers Conference on June 27th 2012. For past few months we were hearing all sorts of rumors, now everything is clear to use. What is good to see Google has brought plenty of changes in it. Performance of Ice Cream Sandwich was good but this one is even better in terms of performance. Project Butter ensures faster response; devices will not lag frequently as JellyBean uses hardware perfectly and delivers smoother app switching and better multitasking. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning pages in a book. Buttery graphics and silky transition delivers better usability. At the same time JellyBean is smart enough to understand when to turn off CPU cores and when to turn these cores on once again. This smart feature of JB saves battery life and ensures even better battery backup as compared to Ice Cream Sandwich. Let’s take a look at the various features of Android 4.1 JellyBean-
Features of Android 4.1 JellyBean
1. Project Butter
Switch between apps effortlessly. Optimum hardware utilization and no lag what so ever.
2. Actionable Notification
You can directly take action from the notification drop down.
3. Resizable and auto fit widgets
Widgets can be customized easily. Place widgets in little space and it will accommodate itself perfectly.
4. Location Based Search Result
JellyBean is very smart and understands your location using Google’s Knowledge Graph and fetches results from Google search based on your location. This feature will initially come in USA.
5. New Gallery
Zero shutter lag and burst-shot allows you to take more number of images without too much of effort. Later on watch images in filmstrip view and can delete unwanted ones from the same view.
6. Auto Correct Keyboard
Virtual keyboard of JellyBean is packed with improved dictionary. It can auto correct errors. Predictive text input feature can guess right words even before you start a word.
7. Offline Voice Dictation
You do not need network connection to use this voice detection feature.
8. Touch and Swipe Gesture Identification
Android 4.1 JellyBean offers smart functionality and easy navigation for blind users. Jelly Bean also adds support for accessibility plugins to enable external Braille input and output devices via USB and Bluetooth.
9. Android Beam
Connect your JellyBean device to Google Wallet using Android Beam feature. This technique requires NFC. You can even share images, videos, music in seconds using Beam.
10. Intelligent Voice Search
Talk to your JB device and ask for assistance.
11. Auto Pop Up cards
Location tracking feature of JB can automatically fetch relevant Google cards when you need.
12. Google Chrome Default Browser
Now Beta version of chrome; Android 4.1 JellyBean comes with full version of Chrome.