Google recently released the newest version of its mobile operating system with Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean). The company put a strong focus on making the Android experience faster and smoother. To get the desired effect, the OS features more reactive touch responses, so it boosts the CPU whenever you touch the display and returns to normal when you aren’t using the device, which should help improve battery life.
Google also took the easy-to-use approach by improving notifications, widgets, photo sharing, and more. Android Beam is an interesting feature that makes it easy to share photos, as well as contacts, apps, Web pages, and videos. When you place two NFCenabled Android devices back-to-back, you can instantly share the on-screen data with the other user. Android Beam is also used to pair your device with a
Bluetooth headset for a much faster and more stable connection.
Google continues to retool and improve its “Google experience,” which leads to better text and voice searches. Google has also added Google Now to the equation, which gives users upto-the-minute data about news, traffic, weather, and other pieces of information they need to start their days. Google’s Nexus 7 tablet will be one of the first devices to get the update (with added Google Wallet support as well).