Android 4.2 Jelly bean is Now Official, What's New ? [Features List]

29 October, 2012 Android JellyBean

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean


Google has just released its New Nexus devices lineup with Android 4.2 named also "Jelly Bean", You prabably wondering, What's New in Android 4.2 Jelly bean ?



Multiple user accounts




Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for tablets adds multiple user-support to the OS. This way everyone in the household can have an account, which once logged in, welcomes them to their own homescreen, background, widgets and apps. Even the games keep the individual high scores and levels.



Settings center drawer in the Notifications




The expandable notifications were a welcomed addition in Android 4.1, but now in Android 4.2, you can also take various actions like toggling Wi-Fi, adjusting screen brightness, go to Airplane mode, and more.

To do so, just tap on the icon on the top right once you have the notification drawer on. It took Google a while to copy the time-saving feature that TouchWiz, SenseUI and many other manufacturer Android skins implemented a while ago. Still, it's good to have it backed in right into the OS.



Smart Gesture Typing


smart Gestures


Forget about Swype, Android's very own Gesture typing is the new cool kid on the block. It works in a manner very similar to Swype you just Swipe your finger over the letters you want to type, lifting after each word is complete.



Photo Sphere


Photo sphere


With Android 4.0, Google introduced the Panorama capturing mode, and now with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean users will get a cool feature dubbed Photo Sphere. It's a panorama mode on steroids and allows you to capture photos in multiple directions (up, down, left, right). Watch the demo video at the end of the article.



Wireless TV integration


wireless tv

Better late than never, finally in this version of Android Google has allows you to wirelessly share the screen of your phone or display with a big screen TV set.

All you need to do is connect a wireless display adapter to an HDMI-enabled TV and then it'll start mirroring whats on your screen using DLNA. The new feature uses the Miracast protocol for streaming.

Various improvements


Nexus 10


Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has a lot going for it, including some minor additions. You can now use pinch-to-zoom in Gmail for enhancing reading, triple-tap to magnify the entire homescreen and the pan and zoom with two fingers, as well as added speech output and gesture mode navigation for the visually impaired users.

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