With a note on the official Facebook page, the team of ASUS Italy announces the release of update to Android 4.1.1 for a variety of Transformer tablets.
The Jelly Bean comes on ASUS Transformer Prime TF201, bringing with it several new features, such as locking bar system enabled by default, the “Selecting multiple photos”, support for Dock Connect and remove Adobe Flash, WiFi Direct and Press Reader. The new software version is v10.4.2.15.
Jelly Bean finally arrives on the 3G version of the Transformer Pad TF300, and has already happened in the past weeks for the WiFi only version of the tablet. The update brings the firmware to version v10.4.3.4 and introduces new elements this the same for the two previous models.
With the release of the the Galaxy Nexus’ Android update to version 4.1.1, the era of the Jelly Bean has officially begun.
The new version of Google’s mobile operating system, filed late last month, is finally ready to conquer the world.
Although this paper is a sort of a “minor update”, the Jelly Bean actually introduces several innovations to improve the experience of everyday use: the thought goes to Project Butter and Google Now. The first is a new system of performance optimization of CPU and GPU, which allows the interface to move at 60fps, bringing the fluidity at the highest levels.
Google Now, however, is a sort of voice-prompted user that provides a whole range of useful information: from traffic to weather conditions, from sports scores to the location of its events, places to visit or places to eat, as well as the state of flights.
Among the other news of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is to find a better notification system, a more effective voice dictation service (even offline), and some graphical editing ( here’s the full changelog ).
Waiting to find out what will be the first commercially available smartphone to receive the official update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, we leave you with a hands-on video of the latest release of Google’s mobile OS. Enjoy it.
After releasing a new version of Android, everyone (vendors and customers) hopes to update their device to the latest release of Google OS. As we already know from past experience, some devices may not support the latest version of the Android operating system for some hardware limitations. But in most cases, companies are able (albeit late compared to the initial plans) to optimize and adapt the OS in the tablet or smartphone on the market for some months already.
This past weekend, ASUS has confirmed (and later clarified) that the latest Android release, the Jelly Bean, will be offered to the most recent Transformer TF201, TF300 TF700, and TF101 tablet pad, and without excluding the SL101. Today is the turn of Toshiba to update for free and automatically, via OTA. This will be for Toshiba’s Android tablets, the Toshiba AT200 and Toshiba AT300.
Currently, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is only available on Nexus 7, which will be in Italy from September. It will be priced at $249 (16GB version). We wish to clarify that no reference is made to Toshiba AT100, but, as in the case of older Transformer Pad, we do not exclude that this tablet gets the update. The Toshiba AT270 , however, should be sold directly with Android 4.1, or at most with Android 4.0 upgradeable.
We remark that, even in this case, the information are simple indiscretions that are not yet confirmed. For added security, expect an official commentary by Toshiba Italy, which certainly will come soon.
Available on Google Play is the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean keyboard, and it is ready to be installed on all devices based Ice Cream Sandwich.
The application to be installed is called Jelly Bean Keyboard and allows you to try out another of the features introduced since the last release of Google’s mobile OS.
Although still in beta, the Jelly Bean Keyboard works pretty well. We installed it on our HTC One X and found no problems or whatsoever. So much that in a few hours, it became our keyboard reference.
And the thousands of downloads that porting this keyboard Jelly Bean scored in such a short time, once again confirmed the great interest that Android 4.1 has managed to create among the users.
The Jelly Bean Keyboard can be downloaded from Google Play. If you are interested, you have to hurry. Soon, the application will be removed from the store waiting for the full release.
With a brief message on Twitter,team Google has announced the official start of shipments of the expected Nexus 7, the tablet from the collaboration with ASUS and based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
And according to what reported by Reuters, the first tablet of the company in Mountain View is already sold out. The major U.S. retailers, GameStop, Staples, Sam’s Club, Office Depot, and Walmart, in fact, sold all models available even before the actuial arrival of the terminal in stores.
There is currently no data on the quantity of tablets that have been booked. The latest rumors, however, made reference to an initial production batch of 600,000 units .
The first tablet of the Nexus is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Nexus 7 was able to gain the interest of users, helped by a rather competitive price of 199 dollars for the 8GB variant.
Its main features that stand out is the 7-inch display with HD resolution, quad-core platform based on NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1GB of RAM, NFC and a 1.2 megapixel front camera.
When Google officially unveiled the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, few would have gambled that one of the first devices to receive the new release of the Mobile OS was the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Thanks to the community that revolves around the Android world, in fact, Jelly Bean landed on one of the main rivals of the Nexus 7.
Although this is still a beta version, the ROM seems to work pretty well, although not free of bugs fixed and lack some features, such as support for the HD codecs.
Note that the installation of ROM is an alternative that could cause damage to the terminal and the loss of the guarantee offered by the manufacturer.
So, Jelly Bean also landed on one of the most formidable rivals of the Google tablet. On reflection, however, it is not such a strange thing. Thats’s Android!