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Google used its I/O 2012 conference in San Francisco to unveil the latest release of Android. Carrying the version number 4.1, the new Android Jelly Bean is supposed to come as more of a polish to Ice Cream Sandwich, than a major game changer.

The first devices to get this update will the the Samsung Galaxy Nexus , Samsung Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom WiFi Tablet.

Android Jelly Bean 4.1

Don’t think for a second though, that Jelly Bean doesn’t have anything interesting to offer. On the contrary – the latest Android version brings a many of

new features, and should help noticeably improve the overall user experience

Features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean :

  • Fast & smooth
  • Expandable, actionable notifications.
  • Widgets work like magic.
  • A smarter keyboard
  • Bi-Directional text and additional language support
  • Added Accessibility options with support for external Braille input for Blind users
  • With Android Beam on Jelly Bean you can now easily share your photos and videos with just a simple tap, in addition to sharing contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions, and apps.
  • The best of Google just got better on Android. The search experience in Jelly Bean has a new look-and-feel, and has faster and more natural Voice Search. And Google Now brings you just the right information, before you even ask.

The list might not be too long, but Android ICS was arguably the most feature-rich platform already, so major changes were hardly required. With Android easily the most popular mobile OS out there, Jelly Bean’s task is to simplify its lead by polishing the user experience.

cheers!!! 😀

AUTHOR: Vikas Hiran
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