Jelly Bean and the changes it's expected to bring
0. phoneArena posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:21
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 10:25 2 0
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:35 1 1
Yeah. I have to say, I won't miss Flash that much.
38. gallitoking posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:19 3 4
minor updates??? why not Android users have the 1st update ( ICS) before sending a minor updates....
39. ilia1986 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:33 3 2
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:53 2 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:11 0 2
Yes, I'd rather have this. The smart people are doing that. Then again - not everyone is smart..
50. gallitoking posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:25 2 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:59 0 2
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:53 2 1
true because internationally they get the timely updates. but Google needs to man up here in the States..
75. ilia1986 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 14:03 1 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 14:08 2 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 14:14 1 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 14:56 2 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 15:12 1 2
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 15:39 2 1
yes i will google stuff that I dont know... like.. ------ and ----- is easy if i dont know right
104. ilia1986 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 23:32 0 1
Yes you will. People do Google stuff they don't know about.
62. remixfa posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:20 0 2
because the train keeps moving if your on it or not. its called progress.
44. Sniggly posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:05 1 2
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:24 2 0
< 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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:26 0 0
Also hoping they up the ante in their tablet space.. the Fire being the #1 android tablet is inexcusable.
45. megaSUNNY posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:06 0 0
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:27 0 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:38 0 0
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:36 0 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 14:43 2 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 15:43 1 2
gingerbread is still lightyears ahead of iOS6, gallito. your just now catching up to android 1.6-2.0
89. gallitoking posted on 26 Jun 2012, 17:13 3 2
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 posted on 27 Jun 2012, 03:31 0 0
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 14:21 1 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 15:21 1 2
I really don'tt know where android can be better...
90. xoutrageousx posted on 26 Jun 2012, 17:41 0 0
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 20:08 1 1
I predict that 60% of smartphone owners will choose Android by...oh, wait. That's already happened.
92. osanilevich posted on 26 Jun 2012, 17:51 0 1
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 20:12 0 0
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 posted on 26 Jun 2012, 18:56 0 0
Only problem is, which devices will get it and how long. Just a sad situation.