Friday, June 29, 2012

Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean Officially Released

Google announced the next Android version, 4.1 Jelly Bean on 27 June 2012. It is an incremental update with the main focus of improving the user interface, both in terms of functionality and performance, the latter involving "Project Butter" which uses touch anticipation, triple buffering, extended vsync timing and a fixed frame rate of 60fps to create a fluid and "buttery" smooth User Interface.
Jelly Bean - Android 4.1 OS

Jelly Bean user interface is largely the same as Ice Cream Sandwich, but now widgets will resize automatically when you drop them onto a crowded home page. Then, by moving the blue points you can make it smaller or change its shape.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean includes these features with the existing Android 4.0.4 ICS

  • Vsync timing across all drawing and animation done by the Android framework, including application rendering, touch events, screen composition and display refresh
  • Triple buffering in the graphics pipeline
  • Enhanced accessibility
  • Bi-directional text and other language support
  • User-installable keyboard maps
  • Expandable notifications
  • Automatically resizable app widgets
  • Multichannel audio
  • Bluetooth data transfer for Android Beam
  • Offline voice dictation
  • Improved voice search
  • Improved camera app
  • High resolution contact photos
  • Google Now

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