Desperate to know what Android 4.1 Jellybean looks like on an Android Smartphone? The wait is over, Android JB 4.1 is now already rolled out to all the Galaxy Nexus phones out there. Seriously, Android 4.1 Jellybean is a significant update. It’s the fastest, most user-friendly, and visually attractive version of Android I have ever seen.
For those blessed owners of Galaxy Nexus, there is no need to wait weeks and months for the most recent Android version, as Jelly Bean is available in the form of a custom ROM also.
In general we have discovered Jelly Bean to be a important advancement from the Ice Cream Sandwich, although at first glimpse it seemed to be only a minimal increment. The changes in speed and standard functionality are very welcomed and we are very happy with the state of even the beta version of Jelly Bean, even with the temporary app incompatibilities which was fixed fairly soon once developers started to renew their apps.
Jelly Bean 4.1 has again proved us that the Galaxy Nexus is an outstanding piece of a device and that it can do terrific things.
And so there you have it! What you have in your grasp, is the most innovative, most advanced, and the fastest version of Android !
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of 2nd August of 2012, the share of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
compared to other Android versions has jumped right up to a 16
percent, based on data gathered during the last two weeks of August
by Google. That's more than two times the install base at the
beginning of June, suggesting the OS version finally has some
very likely that the boost came from the recent availability of the
Samsung S3 phone, from it's launch on May 29, the Galaxy S III has
sold ten million units already around the world.
June, Android 4.0 had come to a modest 7 percent of Android phones
seven months after the OS version was launched. Two months before
that, it had just a 2.9 percent of Android phones. ICS's grasp is
growing more slowly than any of the previous major releases, for
example 2.3 Gingerbread, which was right on 40 percent on Android
phones ten months after Gingerbread's release.
and carriers have generally been slow and gradual to upgrade phones
launched with Gingerbread to ICS.
However ICS is no more the latest version of Android OS, the 4.1 Jelly Bean has now been available for over a month, but has so far mastered only a 0.8 percent share.
More about Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and more, click here. Read the latest updates about Android 4.0.
4.0 came out together with the new Galaxy Nexus, a return to the
Nexus system - and a following visit to Samsung, which had
manufactured the first Nexus S in 2011 with the launch of Android 2.3
Gingerbread. Ice Cream Sandwich is, unquestionably, the most
significant leap for Android on phones yet - but many of the new
functions and design aspects began with Honeycomb, such as virtual
buttons, the cross over from green to blue accents, enhanced widget
support and real multitasking with a list of thumbnails.
Android users are certainly familiar with Droid, the custom-designed
typeface that's been used since the very first Android 1.0. Ice Cream
Sandwich replaces this with another unique font - Roboto - which is
said to be developed to take far better advantage of today's
higher-resolution screens, and Google has been eager to showcase
leading up to the version's release. Android design chief Matias
Duarte have mentioned that the old font "had trouble to achieve
both the openness and information density we wanted in Ice Cream
Sandwich," while Roboto is thought to avoid some anti-aliasing
issues ("grey mush," as he calls it) at any level.
now updated, but kind of an aged notification window is still one of
the best implementations today in any mobile platform, and ICS has
been improved greatly by making individual notifications removable
simply by sliding them off the display. In previous versions, your
only choice were to clear all of them which was not always the ideal
behavior - or to recognize the notification in question by pressing
it, which would normally send you into an application that you did
we already pointed out, the home screen in ICS brings many of the
changes that Honeycomb introduced, but it adds a few new functions as
well. Folders can now be made by dragging one icon onto another, at
which point they seem as a three-dimensional bunch of icons expanding
out of a black ring . With Ice Cream Sandwich, the home screen also
comes with a "favorites bar," which shows the configurable
dock feature seen on third-party launchers over the last few years.
Unlike Froyo and Gingerbread which had the Phone and Browser apps
fixed to the bottom of the screen, the so called favorites bar or
tray lets the user choose what shortcuts should sit there (the
defaults are Phone, People, Messaging, and Browser, but you can have
anything you like there).
Android Beam/NFC. ICS is bringing a totally new feature called the Android Beam. It enables two Beam enabled phones to transfer data just by slightly touching them together. Another feature with this is that you can tap your phone to pay in-store using Google Wallet where MasterCard PayPass is accepted. This works only if the phone has NFC hardware inside, currently an example of this is the Galaxy Nexus phone.
unlock. Android 4.0 ICS adds a face unlock feature that uses the
phone's front-facing camera to look for a match. It's certainly a
novel idea than anything else since it can be overcome with a picture
of the person who owns the phone - but for scenarios where only low
to medium security is needed, it's an innovative new alternative.
data usage analysis. As the Gingerbread brought information about
battery consumption, Android 4.0 brings data usage in detail. You can
view total usage separated by any period you prefer, and also set
alerts to avoid going over the 3G data limit, and you can see an
application-by-application structure and see what's consuming your
megabytes the most.
calendar and mail apps. The Gmail and the usual email experiences
on Android 4.0 have been thoroughly renewed with fresh, clearer
designs and "action bar" support - a feature brought from
Honeycomb. The calendar app has a unified view, it's easy and
hassle-free if using several accounts on their device.