Category Archives: JellyBean

Android JellyBean new features

  • WI-Fi Direct
  • 1080p video recording for stock Android devices
  • Improved error correction on the keyboard
  • You can directly access the apps from the lock screen
  • Upgraded copy and paste functionality
  • Support for the WebP image format
  • Hardware acceleration of the universal Interface
  • Soft buttons from Android 3.x are now available for use on phones
  • Widgets in a new tab can be separated, listed in a similar manner to apps
  • Folders can easily be created with a drag-and-drop style
  • Launcher Customizer
  • Enhanced visual voicemail with the ability to speed up or slow down voicemail messages
  • Pinch-to-zoom functionality in the calendar
  • Integrated screenshot capture (accomplished by holding down the Power and Volume-Down buttons)
  • Improved voice integration and continuous, real-time speech to text dictation
  • Face Unlock, a feature that allows users to unlock handsets using facial recognition software
  • New tabbed web browser under Google’s Chrome brand, allowing up to 16 tabs
  • Automatic syncing of browser with users’ Chrome bookmarks
  • A new typeface family for the UI, Roboto
  • A data Usage section in settings that lets users set warnings when they approach a certain usage limit, and disable data use when the limit is exceeded
  • Shut down apps ability that are using data in the background
  • An improved camera app with zero shutter lag, time lapse settings, panorama mode, and the ability to zoom while recording
  • Built-in photo editor
  • You can organize New gallery layout by location and person
  • Refreshed “People” app with social network integration, status updates and hi-res images
  • A near-field communication feature (Android Beam) allowing the rapid short-range exchange of web bookmarks, contact info, directions, YouTube videos and other data
  • Android VPN Framework (AVF), and TUN (but not TAP) kernel module.
  • How to find your Google Plus ID

    This is so simple

    1. Go to your Google + account (https://plus.google.com/).

    2. Click on the Profile icon on the Left.

    3. If you look at the URL in the address bar, it should look something like this:

    https://plus.google.com/104653270154306099169/posts

    4. The long numerical string in the URL is your Google+ ID. Here is CoderzHeaven’s from the URL above:

    104653270154306099169/

    Google + CoderzHeaven

    Android – JellyBean Features

    Jelly Bean

    Some new features introduced in Jelly bean are listed below:

    Offline voice typing: In contrast with the conventional SIRI assistant, voice dictations in Jelly bean can be done in flight mode or without an internet connection. All the phrasing and voice processing is performed locally, i.e. by the phone processor itself. No server interaction is required in Android 4.1 version. Since no internet connection is required, there are no server processing or server load lags and delays in dictation.

    Triple buffering: Android used to lag in the race with iPhone and windows phone in terms of smooth visual display and notifications. Gone are those days with the introduction of V4.1; smooth visual and screen transitions can be experienced by the user even in load conditions. Triple buffer is that technique which provides the essence of smoothness in which three buffers of memory are deployed to process pixels even in load conditions. Two buffers are used as same i.e. front buffer and back buffer. Third tier of buffer activates when the back buffer fails to provide the output on the screen.
    This maintains the user experience in load conditions and transitions are presented in a smooth manner.

    NFC enabled: Expanded as Near field communication technology, it is the new buzzword for Android 4.1 OS. Along with the bluetooth capability, NFC is another example of machine to machine communication between two devices with a tap.

    Google Now: Introduced for Jelly Bean, Google now is a search application which provides the search results automatically. It is like the evolution of the application. It learns about the search suited for a particular instant based on search history, location history and returns the best suited searches. This app is accessed via Google search app.

    Jelly Bean

    Automatic widget resizing: Unlike conventional widget structure, Android 4.1 has introduced the automatic resizing of widget according to the home screen. Icons size is also changed according to the space.

    Advanced notification panel: A notification panel cannot be usual one if its about the new version of Android. This is the reason that Jelly bean is introduced with an advanced notification panel, instead of linking the notification with it’s local app, the details of the notification are shown in the panel directly. For eg. If a person receives a new mail in his Email account, the notification panel itself can be used to read the mail instead of directing the user to his Email account.

    Some other features like, predictive keywords in terms of advanced algorithm for predicting text has been introduced. Better search results with voice searching, increased frame rates, high synch between rendering and touch inputs are a few other add-ons provided in this new version. Touch prediction, according to Google, is something of interest which predicts the next touch on the screen.