Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: the new features
0. phoneArena 30 Oct 2012, 06:40 posted on
Android has evolved a lot since its early days. From a raw platform making its shaky debut in October 2008 on the T-Mobile G1…
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1. Robottoe (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 May 2012)
That's the real definition of "Features" , take note competition...
16. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
yea i think the new clock was the best new feature up there.
40. paulislegend (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
welcome to boners-ville, population me.
46. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I like everything except for the tablet change.
I really don't like how the on-screen buttons move around the screen depending on orientation. I'd like my home and back buttons to be in the excact same place on the device, no matter the orientation. I thought that the "action" bar took up enough space to start with, but now we have another bar that takes up even more space?!!? No me gusta nada.
All the other features are great.
Widgets on the lockscreen would be great as well as the quick settings.
But most of all, the Gmail update will be the most welcomed. I hope that more devices get this. Gmail is really annoying with having to horizontally scroll.
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Getting the LG Nexus 4 the day it comes out! :)
3. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Pray that the manufacturers give 4.2 ASAP....
7. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)
i doubt that, since 4.1 is still not popular i non nexus devices
15. jove39 (Posts: 1876; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Who cares about manufacturers...Long live CyanogenMod :)
17. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
true that. where would android be without the developer community?
22. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
34. Aeires (unregistered)
CM'd my TF101 this weekend, loving it.
4. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Yeah, those are really nice things Google did. But where is the point if my Galaxy Note, that is not even a year old, runs Ice Cream Sandwich for the rest of its days...?
For half of the users, Android still means Gingerbread.
9. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Mine. Now i am smarter and stick with non-Android devices.
25. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
You could do us a favor and stick to non-Android articles for commenting. It will be much appreciated.
28. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
For the majority of people, you don't need to upgrade your phone. For the rest of us, it's called root and do it yourself.
39. McLTE (Posts: 854; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
He has a valid point..
This is one area that Apple does well.. makes the latest OS updates available to just about everyone. The best thing Apple did was to avoid having OS update be carrier approved.
I would LOVE it if Google could somehow adopt this model.
42. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
He has and he has not... The note is not for sure if it will get an update to JB or not, and if he doesn't intend to buy any Android device any more: why is he posting in an article dedicated to JB?
By the way: I know he is only an Apple troll that spends more time starting flame wars than doing any good comment. Therefore my comment to him.
52. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
By the way: Google has that model> buy a Nexus and problem solved, you'll get the updates pretty fast.
50. cfprelude (Posts: 137; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
horrible logic.... i have an OG Droid with ICS on it. Show me an original iPhone or even a 3G with 6.0 on it....? And if your Note is still running ICS thats only your fault.
13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4847; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Root your phone today & you can have Android 4.1.2 on your Samsung Galaxy Note. On the 13th of November Google should release the source for Android 4.2 meaning that you will have Android 4.2 about a week later (if that long, it can be as short as 3 days), thanks to root.
So please do yourself a favor & root your Samsung Galaxy Note.
18. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
My galaxy S is nearly 2 years old, sammy stopped at 2.3 but thanks to Cyanogen Mod 9 i've 4.0.4 :D...
19. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Its not googles fault its samsung and Carries. they need to speed up the process.
Google cannot stop developing android and wait for OEM's to catch up
30. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Indeed over a year old and is listed to get more updates....
43. Misterthomas32 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Oh thats new! I my dad has an iPhone 4 and guess what? It doesn't have siri... We also have an iPad 2 at home and guess what? Again no siri...
53. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Just to prove you wrong (yet again) with your "opinions". NO, your Galaxy Note taht is not even a year old will get JB at least:
And if you want faster updates in Android you can install custom rooms or to go Nexus, all the choices are for you take.