Under The Hood with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean - HotHardware

Under The Hood with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean

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Home Screen Personalization -

When you're personalizing your home screens in Jelly Bean, you'll notice that  when you place a widget on a home screen, the other items on that screen will automatically move around to make room. Widgets are also manually resizable.  When necessary, Jelly Bean will automatically resize a widget as well, so that it fits within a home screen that may be littered with other items. You can also remove apps and widgets from a screen quickly, by pressing and holding then flicking them off the top of the screen.

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Improved Text and Language Input -

Google has also updated Android's dictionaries to be more accurate and relevant to users. Jelly Bean uses a language model that adapts over time and also features improved text-to-speech capabilities that work even if you don't have a data connection. When composing messages, the keyboard found in Jelly Bean will try to guess your next word before you start typing. Once accustomed to the new predictive algorithms, entering text can be much faster.

Sharing & Pairing -

Thanks to Android Beam, Jelly Bean devices can also share photos, videos, contacts, web pages, apps, and more using a simple tap. When you touch two NFC-enabled Android devices back-to-back, you'll get the option to beam content from your screen to a friend.

You can also pair your Jelly Bean device with other devices such as your Bluetooth headset or speakers by tapping them together, provided the Bluetooth device supports the Simple Secure Pairing standard. This functionality eliminates the need to sync or search for devices and then connect them manually.

That's Not All -

We've highlighted some of the coolest new features of Jelly Bean in this article, but there are plenty of additional features that have been added or improved upon as well. For example, Jelly Bean features a Gesture Mode to assist blind users, an updated JavaScript Engine, support for blink detection in the Face Unlock feature, additional camera controls, and much more.

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I am waiting for a solid Jellybean ROM for my Sensation I am currently on and ICS rom and will probably get one from the same providers Revolution as this is the third one from them that is solid all the way around. Do not get me wrong I have used many but the Revolution teams are always super solid top to bottom so there my backup and main used ROM completely.

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My "old" Nexus S got JB a couple of weeks ago. It's made my phone more usable and I really like it now. When I first got it I had the choice of the Nexus S for free or pay $150 for the iphone. For a while I was sort of regretting my choice, the phone was buggy, the battery would barely last a day and the phone reception was worse then my plain ol' cellphone I was replacing. After a few updates the phone went from POS status to OK. With the ICS update I enjoyed some of the new features, but it was a bit buggy. Now with JB it's finally the phone I was hoping it would be. Even with the dated hardware the phone is quick, responsive and the best part is the battery is lasting longer then it ever has before. :-)

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I really wasn't planning on switching to jelly bean from ICS but i think i will now. Been itching to do something to phone since i got it.

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I really can't wait until this hits the Samsung Galaxy S3. 

I still kinda wish I went with the Google Nexus though. :C 

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i have been running jelly bean on my galaxy nexus for about a month now and it really is super smooth.

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not sure if android just likes the code names honeycomb, ice cream sandwhich, and jellybean or if its just a way of trying to appeal to the candy side in all of us

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Just trying to make us Happier about wanting to buy their stuff :D

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more of a play off of our addiction to candy, can't live without jelly bean lifestyle. Mine anyway.

:D i need Jelly beans and i need my Os.

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Nice ... gonna install the Jelly ROM in my Arc S

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Jelly Bean 4.1.2 is great including the Google Now software. The 4.2 has a few added features but there are some compatibility issues with certain things like bluetooth and a few others. Can't wait to get Jellybean for my Droid RAZR.

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