Android released its new version of the operation platforms – Jellybean 4.2.2 in 2013. This has earned rave reviews among all fans of android. The success is mainly because common users have improved their assessment of an operating platform by way of noticing the simple and minute changes that enhance their regular usage experience.
Here are some of the major changes and developments from the previous version of android:
Predictive text engine of Jellybean 4.2.2 is better than even that of iOS depicting all possible alternatives based on the alphabets that your fingertips choose and then drops it in with a little animation, small n beautiful changes.
Multiple tab handling in the web browser lets you move onto a separate screen with just a swipe. Elegant is the word. But one aspect that needs attention is that the orientation in one mode is what formats the content and change of mode to landscape takes some sheen off the formatting.
Adobe has withdrawn supporting Flash to android platforms from Jellybean 4.1. With better alternatives in the android multimedia interface handling, who needs Flash anymore?
The messaging app has improved the addressee selection. The moment you type the first few letters or numbers the most suitable id pops up along with other close and probable ones. The swiftness with which they pop up even among lengthy address lists of about 1000+ no’s is amazing. You should try it to see the difference.
The Gallery app has also received its boost. Only that the largest of animations and pictures are loaded with considerable speed – well perceivable especially if you have tried loading the same picture in the earlier versions of gallery app. This improves the surfing of large galleries. Browse your pictures in a film strip style and pinch& drag upwards to delete the picture. Quite a worthwhile enhancement.
Now the download notifications are added with a feature that indicate the active downloads alongwith the information of percentage downloaded alongwith time remaining in the current data transfer rate. One good way of indicating you how long you might have to maintain a position, if in a spot of low connectivity.
Simple features like long-pressing of wi-fi and bluetooth buttons toggle their on/off status. And new tingling, annoyance-less sounds for wireless charging and low battery indications. Bugs in bluetooth audio and USB whitelist have been fixed.
With this upgrade, android can now let you navigate through the notification tray itself. One can expand and collapse notifications apart from performing basic tasks like previewing email, messaging from calendar, opting for Google plus updates or dialing back your missed calls.
Androind continues its steadfast support for third party apps with Jellybean 4.2.2 and offers incremental update to optimize data usage and storage management. Youtube has been given a new buffering engine. Improved Braille support and improved gesture & speech support are welcome gestures from Android for visually impaired users.This new version even supports multiple users across various tabs and phone platforms with individually customised home screens.
A wonderful step towards improving a muti facet upgrade to the ‘rage of the world’ mobile operating platform. With this enhancement, Android is moving closer to becoming a robust and hard-to-beat OS. For a while Jellybean 4.2.2 is going to be unchallenged in the topspot.