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Google I/O reveals: Jelly Bean for Android!

At the Google I/O reveal on June 27th, 2012, tons of exciting new updates and products were revealed to attendees! One of the most influential updates announced was for the Android 4.1 software, code-named “Jelly Bean”.

Crack open the candy jar – here’s a breakdown of the most important features in Jelly Bean:

1. Smart Widgets, as Google explains,

“can automatically resize, based on where the user drops them on the home screen, the size to which the user expands them, and the amount of room available on the home screen. New App Widget APIs let you take advantage of this to optimize your app widget content as the size of widgets changes.”


2. Google made updates to Google Beam and described as something that,

“makes it easier to share images, videos, or other payloads by leveraging Bluetooth for the data transfer. When the user triggers a transfer, Android Beam hands over from NFC to Bluetooth, making it really easy to manage the transfer of a file from one device to another.”


3. While the new Google Voice Search may seem like Apple’s “Siri”, it is connected through the Google search engine making it a much more robust voice searching system. Also making this new feature unique is its ability to be used offline!

4. Google explained their new Smart app updates:

“Smart app updates is a new feature of Google Play that introduces a better way of delivering app updates to devices. When developers publish an update, Google Play now delivers only the bits that have changed to devices, rather than the entire APK. This makes the updates much lighter-weight in most cases, so they are faster to download, save the device’s battery, and conserve bandwidth usage on users’ mobile data plan. On average, a smart app update is about 1/3 the size of a full APK update.”


5. Google presented their Notifications:

“Android 4.1 brings a major update to the Android notifications framework. Apps can now display larger, richer notifications to users that can be expanded and collapsed with a pinch. Notifications support new types of content, including photos, have configurable priority, and can even include multiple actions.”


6. Google Now is an intriguing new search feature. It uses your search history, calendar information, and navigation history to make searches more efficient. If one is going on a trip, the new feature can not only calculate the amount of time it will take to drive there, it can suggest alternate routes and restaurants that are on the way. If you are driving to an airport it can tell you what terminal to go to, if there is a flight delay, and do currency conversions for where you are heading. If you miss the big game while you are at the airport you can get score updates. The feature is completely personalized and completely amazing.

7. Project Butter is meant to make the experience with Jelly Bean smooth like butter. The Android team was able to do this by “bumping up Jelly Bean’s framerate to 60 FPS, and implemented vsync and triple buffering to tighten up the experience”, Chris Velazco at techcrunch.com explains.

Here at SADA Systems we are excited about the new, innovative, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. To learn more about SADA Systems and our Google Apps services, visit www.sadasystems.com.

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