What’s New In Android 4.2 Jelly Bean


31.10.2012

What’s New In Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Synchronized with the new LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10, Google launched on Monday, the new Android 4.2, the new software version that surprisingly sticks to the Jelly Bean codename of Android 4.1. But what it’s new in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean?

After Google included panoramic photos in Android 4.0, the Mountain View-based company has update the camera app with a new feature called Photo Sphere. Based on some of the photo processing and compiling technologies used by Street View, Photo Sphere allows you to capture photos at 360 degrees in all directions, view or even send the pictures to the Google Maps team, which may use it if needed.

A feature that the tablet users were asking for a long time now, was the multi-user. Because some of the tablets are used in the house by more persons, the multi-user support was introduced in Android 4.2 and allows you to customize the wallpaper, homescreen and the installed apps on each account you are creating. For the time being the multi-user feature is available exclusively on tablets.

Those who were using different apps to place useful shortcuts in the notifications area, will now have a software product less to buy or install. Android 4.2 comes with native shortcuts to the WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth or display brightness settings, all these being hidden behind a button, or a two-finger swipe down of the notification bar.

Another feature borrowed from the popular apps is the gesture typing, or tracing as called by the Swype keyboard users, as it provides a more comfortable and faster way of typing to those who can adapt to it. Another feature borrowed from implementations like HTC Sense and introduced in Android 4.2 is the lockscreen widgets.

The list of Android 4.2 changes also includes Daydream, a presentation mode that runs as a screensaver when the device is docked in and displays photos, the Miracast Wireless Display support for video streaming, a better clock with timer and stopwatch, improvements for Google Now or Notification Area and some other new gestures for controlling the UI.

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