Google has Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) officially announced. Read all about Google Now, the upgraded Google Voice Search, revamped notification bar and when Jelly Bean comes to Android phones. The first change is called Project Butter. By Project Butter Jelly Bean goes faster and smoother running. The rendering speed is displayed, allowing scrolling and browsing go more smoothly. The touch sensitivity is adjusted. Android 4.1 anticipates you where your finger is going places, so the CPU can directly go to work. This new way of touch allows the unit to respond more quickly and boost the CPU speed causing stuttering rings are avoided.
Jelly Bean are also much higher frame rates: 60 frames per second, sometimes up to 120 frames per second. This allows Google to see a slow-motion camera to an Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean-unit level (see YouTube video above). The animations in Jelly Bean in slow motion much better and clearer to see, where Ice Cream Sandwich is especially jumpy about.
Widgets and keyboard
The resizing of widgets is Jelly Bean a lot easier: widgets re-size themselves automatically when you drag them to another screen and icons on the home screen automatically go to the side to make room for a widget. The keyboard Jelly Bean has also received a new algorithm which predicts the keyboard better words and it is also possible to Jelly Bean offline use text-to-speech.This allows you internet connection without your voice to text conversion on your phone. This function is so far available only for the English language, but there are multiple languages quickly.
The camera application has also been updated: the last pictures are much better and faster viewing. In Ice Cream Sandwich you need on the last picture before you print a separate screen and it is not possible to display multiple photos in this post. Jelly Bean is. Your recent pictures can henceforth by Pinchen in a kind of preview screen (see above), and you can delete photos by swipe them away. Just like you to multitask programs from the list in Ice Cream Sandwich sweeps away. In this photo gallery you can also quickly share multiple photos and movies be played directly.
The notifications Jelly Bean are also adjusted. In the new notifications, you can directly execute commands (see above). If you have a missed call, you can party through the notification callback. The notification bar includes new mails in part to read and placed Google + photos in a larger size. In text messages and have new Gmail messages you can instantly see what the message means and if you missed a call, you can from the notification bar one call back. Another change is that the notifications have become larger and the font seem more mature. In addition, I noticed that if you take a screenshot, post your photo in the notification bar in a larger format viewing. This will be an important aspect for app developers are going to be that much more with notifications can take. The Jelly Bean notification bar is no longer sufficient just to be kept: it is the most important part of Android 4.1.
A nice new feature in the notification bar allowing to swipe with two fingers, giving you additional content or additional features can be seen. This is for app developers a very interesting development, because it alerts the user with more opportunities to give.
High quality contact photos
in Jelly Bean, the photos of your contacts now to 720 by 720 pixels to save. Hopefully, these photos are also synchronized with Gmail, allowing you to Ice Cream Sandwich pixellized no more pictures for your contacts have.
Google Voice Search
Google Voice Search is greatly improved. The appearance is required (see above) and the app gives smart answers directly with custom content that answers your question. Think of addresses, Wikipedia, weather, photos and descriptions. An example at the Google I / O was, “How high is the Space Needle?” Google Voice Search gave direct answers in a beautiful design that was displayed. With a swipe down, you can view Google’s search results instead of Google Voice Search to use. The new Google Voice Search this seems a competitor of Siri and S-Voice to be, but Google is not named as such.
Google Now is the big new feature in Jelly Bean. Now Google is a ‘smart phone’ that among other learn from your search history and calendar to find out exactly what you want. The app gives you the right information at the right time, all automatically. Now Google knows when you train or plane leaves, or traffic jams, when the next bus arrives and which match your favorite football team plays. Now Google is all about smart alerts that help you in everyday life.
See the screenshot above: Now Google is counting when you have to go for your next appointment by Google Calendar and Google Maps to use. The more you use Google Now, the smarter the app is. Activating Google Now done by swiping your finger up from the bottom of the screen.
Jelly Bean OTA update
Galaxy Nexus gets together with the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom as the first update to Jelly Bean and rolls over-the-air (OTA) and around mid July. The SDK is available today for developers available . It is not known when Jelly Bean comes to other devices. Google also announced PDK for hardware manufacturers. Allows you porting Android to hardware and the PDK is two to three months for a new major Android release to the Android-driven partners.
Because the over-the-air (OTA) update Jelly Bean for the Samsung Nexus Galaxy already on the Google I / O 2012 is distributed, it is possible to Android 4.1 on our Nexus run. Android 4.1 feels faster than Ice Cream Sandwich and looks generally more polished out. But what changes will Jelly Bean more?
Lock Screen, screen buttons, and search bar
the lock screen looks for the most part the same. In the ring with select options now sits at the top of the Google logo, giving you quick Google or Google Search Now opens. The animation of your finger on the lock screen has been modified: it consists of balls instead of the familiar circle.The screen in Android 4.1 buttons are gray instead of the Ice Cream Sandwich blue when you touch them. This gives the phone a little more chic look. If you hold down the home button, you get a quick Google Now function to open. This goes along with the new swipe from bottom to top means that you Now Google opens. The search bar is adjusted, as we mentioned earlier in the screenshot of the Google I / O 2012-app saws.
If you Jelly Bean a widget on a screen to install, app icons automatically on the side. And I think that’s fantastic. I have often enough annoyed to placing widgets at Ice Cream Sandwich as an icon just took too much space. In Android 4.1, you can post without worrying widgets and the widget is automatically made smaller even if there is too little space.
The default browser is still the stock Android browser. Chrome for Android is not installed by default on Jelly Bean. Probably the Nexus 7 the first Android device that Chrome as your default browser. This is no problem because you can just Chrome for Android in Google’s Play Store.
Network and Wi-Fi
During the first few hours of Jelly Bean I could tell that my network is much less compared to the Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich or HTC Galaxy S III and X. One If the phone in my hand I hold, I lose the signal to almost zero lines. My location is not great anyway for the antenna, but normally I had one to two dashes. In the outdoors, I also just full HSDPA coverage. The Wi-Fi signal is very strong and working properly.
Overall first impression
Jelly Bean’s exactly what I thought: tinkering with Ice Cream Sandwich. With Android 4.0 Google took an enormous step forward, because for the first Android was really user to call. Jelly Bean is taking a number of annoyances Ice Cream Sandwich road and brings speed and a few new nice features. I would also like the beautiful results of Google Search you want to see, but this is a matter of patience. Briefly say my Galaxy S III is already on the side. The Galaxy Nexus is through this type of update is still very cool to have.