Useful Android Jelly Bean new features & changes list

We’ve been bringing readers plenty of news and details about the latest Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean. The first device to launch running on Jelly Bean, the Google Nexus 7 tablet, has just arrived and while you’re waiting to get your own taste of the OS upgrade we have news of a really useful Android Jelly Bean new features and changes list.

The Google Nexus 7 is flying off the shelves and we’ve already told how the first devices that will receive the 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S phones and the Motorola Xoom tablet. If you want to know if your phone is likely to get the Jelly Bean update then you may find our previous article about update likelihoods for various manufacturers’ devices useful. Simply hit the link to find out more on that.

Meantime we’ve endeavored to bring you as much news as possible about Android Jelly Bean but new features and changes have been coming to light almost every day it seems. The good news is that you can now find out all about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as Google has just issued the official changelog that tell you everything you need to know about the latest OS upgrade in one handy place.

It first makes the point that the new OS is faster and more fluid, making navigation “effortless” and also points to the increased performance of Jelly Bean with quicker responses and increased consistency with rendering. It also talks about enhanced touch response that gives the processor a boost the moment you touch the screen and lowers down when not necessary to save on battery life. Then comes the main part of the list that contains everything new about Jelly Bean divided into sections.

Simply everything you can think of is listed here with both minor and major changes included under categories such as Accessibility, Browser and Web View, Calendar, Data Usage, Face Unlock, Camera, Keyboard, Notifications, Settings, Widgets and much, much more. Following this you’ll find further information on the new Google experience including full details on Google Now, Google Apps, Google Play and Google Search. The official Google changelog really is a one-stop shop for all your Jelly Bean needs. You can find it at this Google link and we can’t recommend it enough for all of the official Jelly Bean news. The changelog was brought to our attention by Engadget and it might be a good idea to take a look while you’re waiting for the Jelly Bean update to come to your device so that you’re familiar with it when it finally lands.

Are you an Android device owner eager to get your fill of Jelly Bean? If so what are the key changes that you think will make most difference to you? Maybe there’s something that’s not included that you wish Google had added? Let us know with your comments


3 thoughts on “Useful Android Jelly Bean new features & changes list”

  1. Sarah Mase says:

    I would love to see one tablet be able to share data from one screen to another on another device just by swiping the object off the screen onto the other when the devices connect somehow and are practically touching. Maybe not something for this Gen of operating systems but its food for thought

  2. annoyed says:

    I wish Google would address the LOW VOLUME on the speakerphone. It’s barely audible unless you hold it next to your ear, which defeats the purpose of the speakerphone..