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Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: the new features

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Oct 2012, 06:40

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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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 06:57 5

8. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Lockscreen widgets, Expandable notifications, updated GG Now, Accessibilities = Best ones

Multiuser is kinda meh, already possible in ICS

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:00 3

10. wendygarett (unregistered)

I'm so envious about the android keyboard, they always quite innovative :(

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:03

12. wendygarett (unregistered)

BTW, I wonder how HTC manage to modify android 4.2 lockscreen, it's quite complicated I think...

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:03 2

11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

thanks to matias duarte, android is now beautiful! :)

its like BB, webOS, Symbian, WP, and iOS in one but still its an android!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:04

14. jonartpop (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

I just got an official 4.1 on my s3 and they already released the newest one.......... :-/

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:27 1

21. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Those updates are amazing. Talk about being impressed, I'm waiting for 4.2 now!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:49 1

23. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

My girlfriend asked me a question the other day, "Would we reach a time that no more new feature can be created anymore?" I actually think there might be a time that we might hit that point, but I probably won't be living anymore.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:29 1

26. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Pleeeeaaaase update the Galaxy Nexus soon after the Nexus 4. I'm sure they will, but I just have my paranoid doubts

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:30

29. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

It will be among the first devices to get updated.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:33 1

31. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Unless its Verizon

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:11

48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Just hope you're not on Verizon... Then you'll be fine.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:37

32. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

Yeah, my Xoom just got 4.2! JK
Xoom was Nexus before it became Mainsteam LOL

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:41

33. Aeires (unregistered)

Love it all except centering the navigation buttons. People hold tablets often with both hands, which means the nav buttons were better served on the left side, where you could use them with your thumb while holding the tablet. Really don't understand the move to centering them.

Notification area features are awesome, can't wait to get those on my GNex, or maybe N4.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:59

35. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Yeah. I'm not crazy about the new tablet UI. I think it's a waste of screen real estate to have the buttons taking up all that space, and centering them really is a bad idea.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:26

36. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I'm most excited for gesture type and photo sphere.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:45 1

38. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

It's nice that that is becoming built-in, but third-party apps have allowed that functionality for a while. It's nothing groundbreaking.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 09:52

51. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

But third party apps aren't perfect. I'm using swype beta right now and while it does okay if i swipe, if i pick each letter out, it lags like crazy. I was just expressing that it's good to have more competition. I'm sure android will do it right and then 3rd party apps will do it pretty good and add themes. =)

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:36

37. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Can't wait for it to come to my SGS3 with multi-window mode!! :D

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 12:51

44. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Get it in your head people...Nexus means faster updates.... Continues updates... I want be updating till something innovative come out... Software updates are the most important when it comes to smartphones... Tablets....computers

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:08

47. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Its just those things that get get you hooked onto Google.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 20:34

49. bonsly16 (Posts: 76; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Ah..finally! Been looking forward to mirroring my GS3 to my non-Samsung HDTV. Also, the widget lockscreen is a welcome touch. Though, I don't see why the new clock app is a new feature...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 18:12

54. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Two updates in a year :)

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:46

55. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Someone answer this for me if you already have 4.2. Does the default Messaging App have group text? (like iMessage)

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