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Android Jelly Bean: All the New Features

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Interesting, while I like the Siri-style search engine. Google Now promises to up the bar on what smart phones can do.

http://gizmodo.com/5921713/android-jelly-beans-new-features

The new version of Google's Android operating system is called Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It comes loaded with new features, including faster interface performance, a cleaner home screen and, what could be a killer app: Google Now.
Another article.

http://lifehacker.com/5921761/whats-new-in-android-41-jelly-bean

Google announced the next version of Android, named Jelly Bean, today. It has a ton of improvements in notifications, speed and smoothness, and a new feature called Google Now that gives you useful real-time information based on where you are and what's coming up in your calendar.
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Draconis said:
Interesting, while I like the Siri-style search engine. Google Now promises to up the bar on what smart phones can do.

http://gizmodo.com/5921713/android-jelly-beans-new-features

Another article.

http://lifehacker.com/5921761/whats-new-in-android-41-jelly-bean
Cool beans. :D
And how long will it take for JellyBean to reach a significant user base, especially on existing devices ?
I can't even get an ICS update on my phone, let alone Jellybean.
Earl Bonovich said:
And how long will it take for JellyBean to reach a significant user base, especially on existing devices ?
About the time they're up to the "M" update lol (Marshmallow maybe)
kevinturcotte said:
I can't even get an ICS update on my phone, let alone Jellybean.
Aah... quit your griping! :p

I felt lucky managing to get up to Froyo on mine! ;) :D

~Alan
Alan Gordon said:
Aah... quit your griping! :p

I felt lucky managing to get up to Froyo on mine! ;) :D

~Alan
Yeah, but my phone just came on the market in Oct 2011 lol
kevinturcotte said:
About the time they're up to the "M" update lol (Marshmallow maybe)
Or Marzipan. Maybe Nougat.
kevinturcotte said:
Yeah, but my phone just came on the market in Oct 2011 lol
Dude... you're rocking a dinosaur phone now! ;)

~Alan
The feature I'm most impressed with is off-line voice recognition and typing. That could come in very handy for folks who use it instead of the keyboard.

I have to imagine it's very CPU and memory intensive, though, so I suppose there will be minimum hardware requirements for it.

I also wonder if it'll work locally when you're online as well? If so, it will help with data caps, not having to ship an audio file to be recognized remotely.
Alan Gordon said:
Dude... you're rocking a dinosaur phone now! ;)

~Alan
Well, if Verizon would offer a better phone, I might bite lol It has to have 4G LTE, an actual physical keyboard, and at least a Super AMOLED screen or better. What are my options? lol
It may look impressive (and I'm sure it is)...but wait till the carriers get it and make the usual mess of things.
Of course the "rooted" ones will be able to by-pass the usual carrier lag times.
I'll be keeping my eye on XDA Developers forum.

However new Nexus Tablet will have the pure Jelly Bean experience.
Earl Bonovich said:
And how long will it take for JellyBean to reach a significant user base, especially on existing devices ?
Not sure how that matters.

I just bought a new Android phone 2 weeks ago with ICS. Will it ever get JB? Don't know, don't really care. I didn't buy it for what Android might do in the future, I bought it for what it's capable of now - and I'm happy with it so far.

Now, if it received JB, I'd accept it and be glad for it, but I rarely buy anything in anticipation of what it might do in the future.
"spartanstew" said:
Not sure how that matters.

I just bought a new Android phone 2 weeks ago with ICS. Will it ever get JB? Don't know, don't really care. I didn't buy it for what Android might do in the future, I bought it for what it's capable of now - and I'm happy with it so far.

Now, if it received JB, I'd accept it and be glad for it, but I rarely buy anything in anticipation of what it might do in the future.
I think that's the big thing to remember for the average user. I've told users that got a new iPhone that Apple would be announcing the next model within the next month etc. Generally they don't care.

Now, if say Verizon and Sprint had the same phone and one released Jellybean and the other didn't, that would upset more people, but only the ones that knew someone on that other carrier. Of course that wouldn't be any rooters.
I wonder what will be alphabetically next. Krispy Kreme?
bobnielsen said:
I wonder what will be alphabetically next. Krispy Kreme?
Doubt it, that's trademarked.
I'm really looking forward to the enhancements to Notifications. The demonstration today showing how users can take action directly from the notification, without opening the app that spawned the notification, will be really convenient.
bobnielsen said:
I wonder what will be alphabetically next. Krispy Kreme?
Kugel? (That would NOT make for a cool statue on Google's lawn.)

Honestly, when I first got into Android I remember seeing a list of the desserts that went out quite far, and from what I remember, I think K is supposed to be Key Lime Pie (KLP.) That's what I'm going with for now at least. :)
spartanstew said:
Not sure how that matters.
It matter's tremendously to application developers.
"bobnielsen" said:
I wonder what will be alphabetically next. Krispy Kreme?
Key Lime Pie
Licorice (I don't think Lemon Merengue)
Marzipan
Nougat
Orange Sherbert or Oatmeal Cookie
Peach Cobbler?

I'm sure some are wrong, but not Key Lime Pie.
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