Aatul Palandurkar

Posts Tagged ‘Features of Android

Hey friends,

Google is coming up with a new version of Android viz Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In Android 4.2 are 4 new & hot features such as follows:

1. Smart Screensaver

There will be a smart screensaver named Daydream, from the Android 4.2. This will allow you to present slide shows, news feeds, social networking updates, stock updates, breaking news and even mail updates on the home screen.

2. Gesture typing

Gesture typing is great feature coming in Android 4.2. Here, you just slide your finger between each letter in a word and the keyboard figures out what you’re trying to type. Although the feature is an old concept, the latest operating system has a better type sensitivity, compared to its previous versions. Combined with Google’s superfast auto prediction, the new feature makes one-handed typing extremely easy.

3. Miracast

Using Miracast users can directly stream internet TV shows and movies from their Smartphones and Tablets to their television (TVs). This feature will work on 802.11 networking protocol, Miracast is the trade name for Wi-Fi Direct or Wi-Di. Google boasted on Miracast’s potential to change the whole connectivity landscape between Smartphone’s and television. This is similar to Apple’s Airplay Mirroring.

4. Multi User Support

This is again a new feature in Android 4.2 which allows customers with tablets to create multiple profiles in a single tablet, secured by a login-id. Although exclusive for tablets, the multi user support allocates fun loving clients with appropriate home-screens, backgrounds, widgets, apps and games, while business users can have their own unique tablet experience. The profiles are separated by distinctive login ids and passwords and even finger print protection in high-end tablets.

Objectives :

  • Differences between Android & iPhone
  • Comparison between Android & iPhone
  • Features  of Android
  • Features of iPhone
  • Pros  Cons of Android
  • Pros  Cons of iPhone
  • Which mobile programming platform to choose?
  • Which mobile platform to choose from Android & iPhone?
  • Which phone I should buy Android or iPhone?
Color Code :
  • Green : Positive Point
  • Red : Negative Point
  • Black : Neutral

Parameter

Android

iPhone

Battery Removable and Replaceable No replacement battery
Applications About 70,000 applications currently and growing rapidly About 2,30,000 applications currently and growing
OS Update Non upgrade-able OS iPhone can support at least one major OS update before Apple launches a non-compatible or a higher configuration OS
Jailbreak Many Android OS comes with an option to Jailbreak it from its service provider iPhone does not have this feature when you buy it
Notifications System wide notifications (non-modal)  and other application notifications in cascade windows Push notifications and individual notifications on updates
Internal Memory Limited internal memory. Lots of apps in the internal memory will eventually make your phone less smart Good internal memory and you have choice of different internal memory sizes
External Memory External SD card can be inserted to store more photos, media, etc. No external expandable memory.
Dictionary Google Voice integration and user editable dictionary Artificial Intelligence type dictionary. iPhone learns as you type
E-mail Separate Apps for Gmail and other E-mail Single E-mail app
Visualization Visually crippled non-Google apps All apps are aesthetically gorgeous
Sync Android has the Plug and Transfer feature iTunes sync model – just like iPods
Menus and Buttons The menu and back buttons don’t always do the same thing One button – clear function
Text editing Inconsistent text editing options Text editing operations (cut, copy, paste) act the same irrespective of the application
Charger Micro USB charger that is something which is readily available in the market Apple charger only

Now think which platform to choose?

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Android Jelly Beans Logo

Google has come up with yet another version of Android i.e. Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean which is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. Jelly Bean came with improved simplicity and old but the golden beauty of Android 4.0, also introduces a new & great feature of Google search.

Key Features for users & developers :

# Fast & Smooth but Responsive

It is fast, smooth & responsive at the same time due to consistent framerate.

# Expandable but actionable notifications

Now you can take action directly on to the notifications. And because they’re expandable you can get an even deeper look into the things that matter most, like multiple emails or photos on Google+.

# Magical Widgets

It is very easy now to personalize your home screen with Jelly Bean. As soon as you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically moves to make room Also when they’re too big in size, widgets magically resize on their own.

# Fast snapping & sharing

Snapping was much faster with Android 4.0 but Android 4.1 Jelly Beans made it much more faster than ever before. You can simply swipe over camera to filmstrip view to instantly view the photos you just captured, and quickly swipe away the ones you don’t like. Now sharing and bragging just a fun.

# Smart Keyboard

Android 4.1 has smart keyboard which supports text prediction with accurate dictionary. Now you can type using Voice typing because improved TTS (Text To Speech) support, and no data connection is required means you can voice type anywhere.

# Accessibility

Jelly Bean has introduced a great new feature of ‘Gesture Mode’ because of which blind users can navigate the UI using touch and swipe gestures n combination with speech output, it also supports accessibility plugins to enable external Braille input and output devices via USB and Bluetooth.

# Android Beam

Now Jelly Bean allows you to easily share your photos, videos, contacts, web pages, YouTube videos directions, and apps with just a simple tap. You just need to touch two NFC-enabled Android devices back-to-back then tap to beam to another device with instantly pairing them to Bluetooth.

# Improved Google Search

The Jelly Bean has come up with fast Google Search with enhanced look & feel. Now Google supports voice search also.

# Bi-Directional Text

Jelly Bean supports displaying bi-directional text (i.e. left-to-right or right-to-left) in TextView (i.e. Label) & editing text in EditText (i.e. Textfield).

# Internationalization (i18n)

Now Android 4.1 supports many more languages like Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam. And new Emoji characters from Unicode version 6.0, better glyph support for Japanese users(renders Japanese-specific versions of glyphs when system language is set to Japanese), Arabic glyphs optimized for WebViews in addition to the Arabic glyphs for TextViews Vertical Text support in WebViews, including Ruby Text and additional. Also Vertical Text glyphs; Synthetic Bold is now available for all fonts that don’t have dedicated bold glyphs.

# Discover new input device attached or removed

In Android 4.1, now Apps can register broadcast to be notified when any new input devices are attached or removed, by USB, Bluetooth, or any other connection type. This information cam be used to change the state or capabilities as and when needed. For example, a game could receive notification that a new keyboard or joystick is attached, indicating the presence of a new player.

Source : Official Android Site

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Objectives :

  • What are the features of Android?
  • What features Android OS have?
  • List of Android features

 

Features of Android :

  • Handset Layout
  • Storage
  • Connectivity
  • Messaging
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Web Browser
  • Java support
  • Media support
  • 3D Support
  • Streaming Media support
  • Additional H/w support
  • Multi-touch
  • Bluetooth
  • Video calling
  • Multitasking
  • Voice based features
  • Tethering
  • Screen capturing
  • External storage

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