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.
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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