Android 4.1, Jelly Bean
According to the latest reports, Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, is the fastest and smoothest version of Android. Jelly Bean improves great new features for users and developersof Android 4.0, and introduces a new Google search experience on Android.Android 4.1 is optimized to deliver Android’s best performance and lowest touch latency, in an effortless,user interface.
What’s new in Jelly Bean
Faster, Smoother, More Responsive
Faster responses when switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering across the system through vsync timingand triple bufferingin the graphics pipeline.The animationframework now uses vsync timing to automatically handle synchronization across animators.Android 4.1 introduced to work with a new tool called systrace, which retrieves data directly from the Linux kernel to give an overall picture of system activities.
With the new accessibility focus feature let you handle gestures and manage accessibility focusto maintain a target for the next action or a source for the next navigation event.Text traversal in accessibility help users configure– choose to move between pages, paragraphs, lines, words or characters.
Support for International Users
Jelly Bean adds support for bidirectional text and more input languages,text or handle text editing in left-to-right or right-to-left scripts.Synthetic Bold is now available for all fonts that don’t have dedicated bold glyphs.It also support other type of new languages like Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam.
The platform’s dictionaries are now more accurate and more relevant such as for additional international keyboards and special layout types.You can use custom keyboard input styles for more than 20 languages, with keymaps for QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, Dvorak, and PC styles.This special feature in android 4.1 jelly bean will definitely save your time and effort in typing text messages.
Notifications have long been a unique and popular feature on Android and you can now take action on notifications directly from the redesigned notifications shade.Developers can use them to place important or time-based information in front of users in the notification bar and you now get an image preview in notifications after taking a screenshot.You can also pinch or swipenotifications to expand or collapse them.
Android 4.1 makes it easier to personalize your home screen that can automatically resize. Whenwidgets areover maximum and minimumthe widgets resize on their own.It loads different content as the size of the widget changes and launches apps and returning back home are now faster and smoother.