With the Android market paving its path to pinnacles, Google yet again impresses developers and the android crazy users all over the world by launching an update to its operating system – Android 4.1 or what the delicacies say, Jelly Bean. This year, 400 million android based devices have been sold, according to the company’s latest statistics, so the improvements over Android 4.0 or Icecream Sandwich ultimately push the user to try a newer, better version of smartphones.
This jelly smooth version with triple buffering previewed at a conference in San Francisco is all set to create waves, with a promise of better personalization experience and delight.
One of the most exciting features of this newest version is “Google Now”, a smart search engine, optimizing the whole searching process and personalizing the interface. Including past searches, making notes of already present data, tapping sources like calendar, appointments and other applications and finally yielding more customized and accurate results, what else do we expect? As the critics say, ‘it will get you the right information at right time automatically’, the feature is highly anticipated in order to beat the rivals in the race of becoming the leader. Here, services will automatically present themselves as and when you will need them. From instance, information about local zones, traffic, weather, live scores etc will be auto captured and delivered according to the requirements of the user. Now that’s what we call staying updated and with no extra effort!
And it doesn’t end here, this android version is designed to anticipate the users’ touch. With the interface being more advanced and responsive, it enhances the whole experience of smartphones. The widgets resizing on their own according to the size of the screen, easier shortcuts and richer notification feature, improvised swiping of the screen by predicting the likelihood of the touch, the interface has now become more visual and faster than voice search.
The prediction of the next word in the text before you type adds to the fun.
The sharing of pictures and images by tapping phones together will be another attribute of the smart android OS. Upcoming wireless technology, near field communications is being utilized for implementing a simple platform of sharing and in much easier ways.
Google demonstrated translation of voice to text as well, the service of which will start with US English. Also, there is no need to have a data connection for the same. Scheduled to be available in mid-july, some devices may get updated over the air like Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom.
Finally, if you are looking for a new tablet, Voila!!! Here comes Nexus 7, also announced and previewed by Google this Wednesday, coming with all new Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean. Now here’s a package deal to get the most of it.