Google on the 27th of last month announced the preview of the latest version of its Android operating system, Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean as they nicknamed it. With Jelly Bean, they’ve made the great concepts about Android better with enhanced user features and improved system performance.
Improved system performance includes a smoother and even more responsive user interface across the system, a powerful predictive keyboard, a home screen that automatically adapts your content in the screen, plush and richer interactive notifications, larger payload sizes for Android Beam sharing and more.
The Android 4.1 is more optimized to deliver Android’s best performance and lowest touch latency, in a richer, seemingly effortless and intuitive user interface. Android 4.1 lets the developer reach an extensive international user lot because of its support for bi-directional text. The apps can now display text or handle text editing in left-to-right or right-to-left scripts. Additional Indian languages like Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam is now supported by this version.
Expandable notifications are one of the major updates to the android notifications framework. Android Beam in jelly bean has made it easier to share images, videos or other payloads by letting Bluetooth for data transfer.Android 4.1 lets you access the platforms hardware and software codecs. The new API provides integrated service discovery letting apps get more info from devices close by about the services they offer, even before they attempt to connect making Wi-Fi direct service more user-friendly. Tethering to a mobile hotspot is managed very efficiently by the new API.
For complete information on Android 4.1 API highlights read on. The final version of the platform will be launched in a few weeks from now. So lets wait for the newer version of this platform as it arrives to see more richer, cheaper and brighter future of tablets to come.