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Monday, 25 June 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Coming up Next

Google has just dropped a hint regarding Google's next Android version which is reportedly named as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The hint was revealed when it was spotted at Google Play Store.

The latest Android version which is Android 4.0 a.k.a Android Ice Cream Sandwich has been released for almost a year now and it has brought considerable improvements to the Android OS. This latest update for Android is expected to bring about more improvements and tweaks so that users could maxmize their Android-based gadgets. Here are some of the rumored improvements with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean:

*User Interface

Android ICS has brought about major improvements in terms of user interface for Android-based devices. It is reported that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean would bring more improvement in user interface. Such improvements include a new search bar with transparency, a new background image, and changes in the clock feature.

*Dual Booth with Chrome OS and Windows 8

There are rumors that Android Jelly Bean would be able to support dual boot with other types of OS. More particularly, Google's Chrome OS. There are other reports suggesting a more complicated OS which is the recently launched OS, Microsoft's Windows 8. This is a very large undertaking if ever this is going to push through and it would have a major effect in the development of smartphones and tablets in the future.

*Siri-type Feature

Siri, the popular virtual assistant is one of the features that most Android users would want in their mobile phones. This is the reason why there are rumors that Android is also coming up with their own Siri-type feature. The release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean might be the perfect time to launch this new feature.

Google has not yet confirmed or denied these rumors about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Despite that, the listing spotted in the Google Play store indicates that the unlocked HSPA+ version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would be the first smartphone to utilize Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.



Author:
karthickeyan
karthic@madlygeek.in

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