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Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - read the full textThe next major version of Android is here. Carrying the name Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 puts plenty of new features and performance updates to the table. Project Butter Firstly, Jelly Bean focuses on performance. More specifically, improving UI responsiveness. Google has dedicated a whole...

 

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Google, at least make sure that ICS is rolled out to all handsets before this is released.

Utter utter fail.

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  • 2012-06-28 10:28
  • sXD9

> In reply to milindian @ 2012-06-28 09:33 from Hkwv - click to readI wish that too. There are a lot of european languages incorrectly supported. Romanian is one of them.

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  • 2012-06-28 10:23
  • srrH

If JB is a more optimised version of ice cream sandwich it should be compatible with the current ics phones and maybe if optimised well enough it could even run properly on phones that don't run ics.

This of course is dependent on whether the manufacturers can be bothered to support older handsets rather than just push their new ones. Hopefully they went disappoint us.

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  • 2012-06-28 09:41
  • 39x{

htc will update htc one series first.

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  • 2012-06-28 09:40
  • wcY}

If JB is a more optimised version of ice cream sandwich it should be compatible with the current ics phones and maybe if optimised well enough it could even run properly on phones that don't run ics.

This of course is dependent on whether the manufacturers can be bothered to support older handsets rather than just push their new ones. Hopefully they went disappoint us.

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  • 2012-06-28 09:37
  • 39x{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-28 00:09 from 0sRZ - click to readand not update any devices out there...I'm so glad Apple is not following goolge..

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  • 2012-06-28 09:37
  • tesD

I hope that they've povided proper rendering support for Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, etc.

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  • 2012-06-28 09:33
  • Hkwv

> In reply to PIP @ 2012-06-28 09:19 from m4NR - click to readWhat a superb comment which says everything that needs to be said. Well done to Google for working hard to update their product; Apple is probably looking for ways to sue them already. The only cloud on the horizon is the ICS launch debacle; most phones still haven't got it yet, so when are they gonna launch Jelly Bean, or will they skip ICS altogether on some handsets?

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  • 2012-06-28 09:27
  • iIR0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-28 00:09 from 0sRZ - click to readWell said!

I watched the entire presentation and was most impressed at the mature and intuitive approach to what is mostly an incremental update.

Apple presentations that I've attended have unfortunately come across as condescending and insulting to competition and more so their intended customers.

Misinformation and talking down is not necessary if you are marketing a solid and well founded and reliable product at a fair price. Such tactics are not in the spirit of technical advancement and to me, express a fear of competition and do not inspire confidence.

I feel people are slowly waking up to the corporate games and are growing tired of underhand tactics.

Google, at least may be starting to realize this. Well done guys!

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  • 2012-06-28 09:19
  • m4NR

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-06-28 08:23 from 2T7j - click to readI disagree you with that local scout feature in WP.Google maps had that feature known as Local way before than Bing maps on WP.Android had the voice assistant feature as 3rd party apps before Apple integrated and drastically improved their voice assistant feature SIRI.The only weakness of android was lagging UI which is also being fixed with Jelly Bean update.

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  • 2012-06-28 09:09
  • utdb

> In reply to [deleted post]now reject call with sms ,and facebook twitter button on dropdown menu. thats the feature that you can make overnight :P

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  • 2012-06-28 08:32
  • 0jv1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-28 06:56 from 0aWs - click to readGoogle finally trying to realize about iOS and WP.

Google themselves showed ICS is sluggish and not lag free.they put some name called project butter to show lag free UI .It took them 4 years to fix that lag issue , now thats impressive from android trying to bring lag free UI.
Local restaurants etc. is something similar to local scout feature of mango phones.
Voice assistant is same as Siri. Jelly bean brings nothing new , it is catching up in areas where WP and iOS are strong.

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  • 2012-06-28 08:23
  • 2T7j

iOS stinks big time ...all you FAPPLES out there have no other work to do, rather than bragging hypocritically...

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  • 2012-06-28 08:22
  • vG6b

The best os yet so down to earth. Nothing flashy like iphone or mic surface but this update is what you need and I like google philosophy to bring the smartphone and tablet to every people. I already happy with ics but jb will make my phone awesome.

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  • 2012-06-28 08:20
  • XMiu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-28 03:25 from Mg@7 - click to readyea we are on the same boat.

they too concentrating to destroy google revenue by removing googl maps and buying other company maps and thats about it -,-.

cant wait for the new knowledge graph on my phone !

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  • 2012-06-28 08:10
  • 0sRx

> In reply to fidu didu @ 2012-06-28 07:40 from KIdA - click to readhold your horses man, it will need more time ! do you want half baked OS on your device?

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  • 2012-06-28 08:08
  • 0sRx

Given the new OS annoucements, i think microsoft was the best with many delta features
1.Microsoft Developers Conf
2. Google I/O
3.Apple WWDC

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  • 2012-06-28 08:03
  • nQeC

> In reply to rkoforever90 @ 2012-06-28 05:21 from 9G%0 - click to readIf you dont have galaxy nexus it is your own problem -,- not to read or update your phone on your own. . Read man read !xda developer is a good site to start s2 has already got ics for ages and its buttery smooth

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  • 2012-06-28 07:56
  • 0sRx

"Jelly Bean will be available mid-July with a developer SDK preview available right now on the Android Developers website"

But it is already available on the Nexus 7" tab just announced ... then why is it not available on other devices?

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  • 2012-06-28 07:40
  • KIdA

When is coming to Samsung Galaxy S2 & S3 ???.

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  • 2012-06-28 07:21
  • 6uLi

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