Back at Google I/O 2012, the big G announced a new version of Android – Jelly Bean – with some new features like Project Butter, an enhanced notification bar and Android Beam and more. However, post I/O, all the Jelly Bean highlight has been stolen by Project Butter that brings terrific smoothness to the OS, and the Notification bar. There are tons of under-the-hood changes in Jelly Bean, along with some minor tweaks and additions, than what the minor jump (4.0 >4.1.1) suggests.
Today, Google has released the full Android 4.1.1 change-log, which lists all the changes that the new OS brings. Some minor new features that will be welcomed by Android users include support for USB audio docks, “flimstrip mode” for camera and gallery, improved Face Unlock, ‘Gesture mode’ for blind users, support for Emoji from Unicode 6.0, updated internal Browser with improved memory and CPU efficiency, and better HTML5 video support.
Google also highlights the three main changes in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean -:
- Everything in Jelly Bean feels fast, fluid, and smooth. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning pages in a book.
- Jelly Bean features improved performance throughout the system, including faster orientation changes, faster responses when switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering across the system through vsync and triple buffering.
- Jelly Bean has more reactive and uniform touch responses, and makes your device even more responsive by boosting your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don’t need it to improve battery life.
Head over to the official Android website to read the full change-log.