Jelly Bean and the changes it's expected to bring
0. phoneArena 26 Jun 2012, 08:21 posted on
Android's Jelly Bean update has been expected for quite some time, and as you're probably aware, it's almost certain that it will finally be officially introduced tomorrow at Google I/O. With that in mind, some of you may have lost the track of the changes and improvements that are rumored to be part of Jelly Bean...
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32. scott5626 (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Sep 2009)
I disable flash on my Android phone. 90% of flash is ads! Try disabling flash on Android then go to liveleak.com notice how much better he experience is.
41. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Yeah. I have to say, I won't miss Flash that much.
38. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
minor updates??? why not Android users have the 1st update ( ICS) before sending a minor updates....
39. ilia1986 (unregistered)
What makes you think they can't? They can just root the phone and install a custom Rom - something iPhone users will never be able to do.
43. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
ohh yes please have the millions of users root their phones.. rooted phones is lower than people running the official version .. so dont really see where are you going with this
46. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Yes, I'd rather have this. The smart people are doing that. Then again - not everyone is smart..
50. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
is not about being smart. I can assure you smart people don't upgrade their phones nonetheless root their phones.. you cant deny that even Android is going too fast on the upgrading thing..
56. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Nope. If ANYONE is slow, it's the carriers and the manufacturers. Not Google. So, should Google cater to carriers who want to make sure their bloatware is compatible with the latest version, or to manufacturers who think that their "unique" skin interfaces are the best ever? NO.
Instead - every Android phone user whose phone can be rooted is given a choice - wait for the official carrier\manufacturer update.
Root the phone and install a custom Rom.
Very simple, very fair. IMO best solution to everyone.
73. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
true because internationally they get the timely updates. but Google needs to man up here in the States..
75. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Again - Google has nothing to do with shelling out different Android versions for different phones in different parts of the world.
Why is that Sprint Samsung phone still stuck on Gingerbread? Ask Sprint, or Samsung. Not Google.
Besides - US carriers are known in their love for bloatware and crapware - and since they are the ones who decide which phones get which official updates - the situation can get a bit messy.
76. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
that's why we have different opinions I am in the States and it is a problem here.. is getting out of hand that the Verizon Nexus is being held up on upgrades.
77. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Okay. But the fact remains a fact - Google has nothing to do which phones get which Android versions.
If it's a problem for you - root and get a custom rom. It's easy. :)
81. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
what about he millions of people that don't know they can root their phones.. those customer will never find the joy of Android and may try other OS that don't require to root to enjoy it..
82. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Too bad for them. Oh wait.
You see gallito - there is this incredible invention called the Internet, which has YouTube on it as well.
Information is power. :)
84. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
yes i will google stuff that I dont know... like.. ------ and ----- is easy if i dont know right
104. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Yes you will. People do Google stuff they don't know about.
62. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
because the train keeps moving if your on it or not. its called progress.
44. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
There is actually precedent for this. After 2.0 was released the 2.1 update came in very short order, and in fact wasn't present on most phones when it did. It's okay for Google to refine their OS on their timetable.
49. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
< imagining a world where google had to wait until all phones were at the latest version before upgrading >
* SHUDDER *
I love how google pushes the envelop. I'm really excited to see the refinement JB brings, and news on the army of nexi landing by Thanksgiving. I'm also interested to see how much better Majel (aka google assistant) will be than Siri - if for no other reason other than so we can stop hearing about Siri!
51. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Also hoping they up the ante in their tablet space.. the Fire being the #1 android tablet is inexcusable.
45. megaSUNNY (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
win ph8 looks pretty decent on its way to futre.But android is much senior 2 it nd has better positon nd features.apple iz far behind to android in customizing nd some features
64. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
As a Galaxy Nexus owner I don't see any need for Jelly Bean but I am excited to see what it has to offer... and as far as improving the stock keyboard I don't know how that would be possible short of adding theming options.
70. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It is a minor upgrade, so really not a big deal if you never get it - but, I just like to have the latest upgrade in case there is a feature that I could really use. Look for the JB keyboard to be on the Play store soon enough.
69. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I laugh at the silly comments on how only 7% of Android users have 4.0.3/4.
You do know that 2.3.x is still better than iOS, right?
So, the lack of ICS argument is pointless....move along kiddos.
80. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
and I love how fandroids brag about ICS or Jelly Bean and the new version when most phones will never see that version.. if iOS 6 is the same as Gingerbread than what advantage does Android have over Apple... if the majority of Android still runs Gingy, please don't brag what you don't have..
86. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
gingerbread is still lightyears ahead of iOS6, gallito. your just now catching up to android 1.6-2.0
89. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
really lightyears.. how is Google voice doing on Android 2.3?.. they almost nailed in ICS.. other than NFC there is nothing worthy of Gingerbread that could be light years ahead of iOS 6 you cant be funny and be knowledgeable at the same time,.. you are a geek remember that
ps. and NFC is stil a feature that has not catch on yet
105. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
if we're talking gingerbread to say it is better than iOS6 which hasn't even come out yet is just a matter of opinion. to me, gingerbread isn't even better than iOS 4 or 5...gingerbread is nothing spectacular, at all. ICS definitely gives iOS a run for their money, but gingerbread...I find that hilarious that you all get on board w/that idea. I have gingerbread now...it's nothing to brag about, but typical fandroids are oblivious to the gimmicks that android offer (i.e. yes customization is a gimmick, yes quad-core processors are gimmicks)...products sell by getting an audience to think what they offer is not a gimmick but a necessity. if you think only one OS is king (or queen) then you my friend have been taken...or as the young kids say nowadays "face down, ass up". denial is a part of the android way as I am seeing more & more as each of you post. android lovers share the same biased, blind adoration for their OS of choice as Apple lovers do but deny that its the same one-sided affection. you have a company who has been a software/hardware giant since the 80's who still hasn't waivered in profits & products almost 30 years later...I think people forget this about Apple.
78. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)
What people don't seem to understand is that whether or not flash support is gone really shouldn't matter. HTML5 is taking the scene slowly but surely, and it is definitely the near future. And if it is in fact true that Jelly Bean will not have flash support, that's not Androids fault, it is Adobe Flash's fault. And besides, I would sooner have them take on HTML5 sooner rather than later so they don't get entirely left in the dust of iOS6 and Windows 8.
83. marcus_lhz (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
I really don'tt know where android can be better...
90. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
I predit 3% of Android devices will have jelly bean by summer of 2013!
I predict 27% of Android devices will have ics by summer of 2013!
I predict 70% of Android devices will have gingerbread by summer of 2013!
Long live Android, I love it.
100. tedkord (Posts: 8306; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I predict that 60% of smartphone owners will choose Android by...oh, wait. That's already happened.
92. osanilevich (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
Anyone else worried about the lack of flash? Sounds like a downgrade to me unless there was something I missed. A new keyboard would prove helpful though, given that it has the proper tweaks
101. tedkord (Posts: 8306; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
An unfortunate situation, but not much Android can do about it if Adobe is abandoning it. I assume they can't just build their own flash plugin due to copyright issues, but I don't know that for sure.
96. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Only problem is, which devices will get it and how long. Just a sad situation.