Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: the new features
posted by Victor H. / Oct 30, 2012, 6:40 AM
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the arrival of Palm and webOS chief designer Matias Duarte, look like the breakthrough moment. While ICS finally matured the looksm, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean added the perfectly smooth performance the platform needed.
Android 4.2 builds on that with a razor sharp focus on the user. Google brings a ton of gradual improvements, making Android more and more user friendly. You’ve heard it over and over that Android is for the geeks and not the casual user. Google is determined to change this perception, and it does take a giant leap towards that in 4.2.
So with no further ado, here are all the new Android 4.2 features, take a look.
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That's the real definition of "Features" , take note competition...
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 6:41 AM 49
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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.
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 3:22 PM 0
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Pray that the manufacturers give 4.2 ASAP....
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 6:51 AM 27
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Who cares about manufacturers...Long live CyanogenMod :)
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 7:07 AM 29
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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.
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 6:53 AM 5
Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012
Well you bought it, whose fault is that ?
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 6:55 AM 24
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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.
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 9:48 AM 2
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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.
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 11:58 AM 1
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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.
posted on Oct 30, 2012, 7:03 AM 9
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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:http://www.gsmarena.com/new_jb
And if you want faster updates in Android you can install custom rooms or to go Nexus, all the choices are for you take. eaks_supports_multiview-news-5042.php
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 11:26 AM 0
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