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Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: 3 Features You Need To Know About

Google have recently announced the Nexus tablet, along with their new smartphone line-up by way of the LG Nexus 4. They also mentioned that they have yet another update to their OS in the form of Android 4.2, which will still be called Jelly Bean.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean features

While this isn’t what you would call a major upgrade, the new OS does bring some new features. One of the first handsets to get the OS is the LG Nexus 4, along with the Nexus 10 tablet, both of which should be available on the 13th November. The operating system should then be released to other handsets; however when this will happen depends on the carrier. So here are 3 of the best features of Android 4.2 you need to know about.

If you are a fan of Swype then you will love the new keyboard that comes with the update. This offers basically the same as Swype, as you can use gestures for typing, which is said to make typing faster. Swype of course isn’t the easiest thing to setup on your device given that it isn’t available via the Play Store. So this is a welcomed addition.

Multi-user support is coming to tablets with Android 4.2. This means that you can share a tablet and have your own background, widgets, home screen, apps and games. New users will be able to simply log in to their own “desktop” on tablets. It is thought that this feature will not be available on handsets like the LG Nexus 4 because Nokia have a patent for multi-user phones.

Daydream is a smart screen saver basically. You can show off your photos or have the headline of news if you want. If you are into stock trading there is nothing to stop you from having market wires as your screen saver.

Excited for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean yet?

Android 4.2 Preview: Sneak Peek At What It Looks Like

Those interested in the Nexus 10 are in for a treat as BriefMobile has posted a video showing the Nexus device and its speed, along with the lock screen of Android 4.2 in landscape orientation. The video is short, but it shows off the overall form factor of the device far better than photos which were leaked yesterday as well as a sneak peek at Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Continue reading