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Expected features in Android 4.1 Jelly Beans

Updated on July 1, 2012
Android Jelly Bean
Android Jelly Bean

Android version history

Google purchased Android in 2005 as to enter in mobile segment, but the major development started in 2007 when Open Handset Alliance was introduced. We all know Android versions are named alphabetically on cakes or eatables like first public release 1.5 was called Cupcake and 1.6 was called Donut. Tracing the previous Android releases it can be noted that with one incremental version Google introduce major UI changes and with other features.

Android 2.2 and 4.0 revealed major UI changes and 2.1 and 2.3 with feature changes.

Expected Jelly Bean Features

Siri like Voice Assistant

Siri which was introduced with Apple iPhone 4S was a huge success. it became talk of the town in no time. Google is working to develop their own voice assistant which can do much more than Siri. It is likely to have features of a science fiction movie. It will do anything what you say to it.

Android Web Browser

Google launched its Chrome web browser which was fast and supports impressive HTML5 and CSS3 elements. It is also possible that Google may pack Chrome in upcoming Jelly bean. If it is done then Android will become OS with best web browser out of the box.

Optimization for multi-core Processors

Phones have started to moving to quad cores from dual cores, but we all know android is not getting most from multi-cores. It had not been optimized for multi-cores. The performance bump can be as much as twice with same hardware.

Google Plus Integration

Google keep improving their social network time to time. It had not impressed many till now but it is possible to integrate Google plus into jelly bean so users can easily share in it. Google+ games and hangouts can also be included.

Google 3D maps

Apple recently dropped Google maps from all its platform and introduced its own 3D maps. Google also confirmed that they are also working on 3D maps so it is most likely that it will come with Jelly bean.

Tablet optimization

Google integrated its mobile and tablet versions in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Although it was much better than previous versions but it came nowhere close to iPad. Jelly bean may introduce many tablet oriented features.

Google Docs Integration

Google launched their own cloud service 'Google Drive' to compete services like Dropbox. Google may integrate it to their upcoming OS. It will become easy to store and edit documents and their will be and option to store on cloud if you have less local storage on your device.

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