Android Jelly Bean 4.2 Review


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Android Jelly Bean has been around for many months now and from the beginning, it has been a great success for Google. However, recently a new update to the OS has been launched by Google and the latest version is 4.2 now. In this post, we are going to review the features and working of this new updated mobile OS by Google aka Android Jelly Bean.

Android Jelly Bean 4.2 Review
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Android Jelly Bean 4.2 Review

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Multiuser support

One of the biggest advancements of Android 4.2 in terms of tablets is to allow multiuser support. One thing that you must know about tablets is that, these devices are not normally used by one person. Often family members sit together to play a game or to watch a movie on these devices. It means that sometimes, different people want to use a tablet at the same time. Now with the help of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, different users can make their own customized home screens and also install their favorite applications for use as well. Finally, you can allow your children to play games on your tablet without worrying that they will accidently erase all your important data.
The feature may not be available in Smartphones because Nokia has got a patent under their name for this feature but Google has also assured to introduce this feature in 7-inch tablets too. So, if you own Nexus 7 then it will get multiuser support as soon as you upgrade it to Android 4.2.

Notifications

If you are an old Android user then you know that pull-down notification bar has always been a part of this OS. If you want to keep an eye on the activities being performed by your Android device then just pull down the notification bar and it will give you all activity details. In previous version of Jelly Bean, Google had made some changes to the notifications and users could open each notification to work on it. The same notification bar settings are available in Android Jelly Bean 4.2 as well. You can get a detailed view of your notifications and decide what you want to do with them.

A new advancement in Android 4.2 is that, Google has added a quick setting menu by default. This makes it really easy for users to have access to their recently changed settings and make device perform the way they want it to.

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New 10-inch tablet user interface

The tablet UI that was introduced with Android 3.0 aka Honey Comb has been finally retired by Google and a new UI has been introduced in Android 4.2. The UI looks pretty good and it is very easy to use as well.


You can see in below screenshot that the new UI is much improved and it looks very clean too. This is the kind of Home screen I always wanted to have for my Tablet.


Over all, I’m really impressed with the new UI and updates issued by Google in its new mobile OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. If an upgrade for your device has been rolled out then don’t waste time and get it as soon as possible.

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