New Features in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean logo

The new Android 4.2 is called Jelly Bean too, like Android 4.1. It brings many new features and improvements over the previous Jelly Bean

For tablets only, one of the best new features is the support of multiple-user. Every user will have their own homescreen, widgets, apps, games including individual high scores and levels. Switching between users is quite easy, no need to log in and log out.

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Wireless Display
This feature allows an Android 4.2 device to share any content on the screen such as YouTube video to an HDTV. You only need to connect wireless display adapter to a TV with HDMI port.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Wireless Display

Wireless Display

With Daydream, your Android device will display delightful content when idle or docked like your photos or news from Google Currents.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Daydream


Expandable and Actionable Notifications
The expandable notifications improved again on Android 4.2. You can toggle Wi-Fi, go to airplane mode, adjust screen brightness, and much more.
Previously this feature is only available on some manufacturers’ skin like Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense UI.
There’s an icon on the top right of the screen when you open the notifications drawer. Press the icon to use the time-saving feature.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Notifications


Smart Gesture Typing
Now the stock Android keyboard support gesture typing that allows you typing quickly. Formerly it only available with other keyboard applications like Swype, third-party applications on Play Store, or phone manufacturers’ keyboard like Xperia keyboard.

Android 4.2 Smart Gesture Keyboard

Smart Gesture Keyboard

Photo Sphere
Android 4.0 ICS brings panorama capturing mode and Android 4.2 comes with a more advanced feature called Photo Sphere, allows you to capture photos in multiple directions (up, down, left, right).

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Photo Sphere

Photo Sphere

Ivan Andrianto

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