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!
The ST26i model from Sony is a mid-ranged, who’s other name is the Sony Xperia J. The Sony Xperia J will be built around a 4 inch screen with 480 x 854 pixels and will mount a Qualcomm MSM7627A, which has a single-core processor clocked up to 1GHz Scorpion.
Sony Xperia J should be distributed on the market with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, but still do not know if it would benefit from the newer version of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Unfortunately, we have no information on when Sony will officially announce the device, as well as the price for the Sony Xperia J.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the protagonist of a new series of indiscretions, with the inclusion of the possibility of having Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
According to latest rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Note II should be able to count on a 5.5-inch display, a quad-core processor , a 12 or 13 megapixel camera and all the software solutions that we enjoyed in the first model.
As far as the OS, the Galaxy Note II should come to the market with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preloaded.
We just have to wait for the IFA 2012 in Berlin, an event at which the the new device from Samsung will be expected officially presented. The appointment is set for Aug. 31.
The Google Nexus 7 and Android Jelly Bean: they were both expected and did not betray the expectations. Google has unveiled its first tablet, which will be sold directly online with a price ranging between $199 and $ 249 , and the new version of its mobile platform, the Jelly Bean 4.1 . What will happen to all the devices already in circulation?
Beyond the presentations and debuts, the recurring question in these early days of the launch of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is always the same: which devices will be updated? And most importantly, when will the update be? Yes, because this time the vast majority of smartphones and tablets in circulation has not yet received Android 4.0 ICS and the risk is that Jelly Bean does not arrive at all.
Some examples? Take the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich should arrive by summer, between July and August, and Jelly Bean there are no certainties. The tablet had debuted with Honeycomb 3.1 and the new version would be the third update. Will there be? It is not known yet, but we have all the technical characteristics have remained virtually the same as in the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 2.
In the Google I/O 2012, the new Android version has been announced and it is officially named as the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This new version is not a major upgrade compared to the transition from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0 but rather the Android 4.1 is just a refinement of the awesome Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with much integrated Google services.
The Jelly Bean user interface is much improved. It is fast, fluid and smooth, due to the triple buffering in the graphics pipleline. In the demo from Google I/O, the Galaxy Nexus running on Jelly Bean has a higher frame rate compared to the same machine with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google Now is a new integrated system. It makes Android device a lot smarter. It can detect traffic when you live home and can suggest alternate routes. If you happen to be a in certain place Google Now will suggest any good restaurants and their best recipes. This is great improvement to the Google Places that we knew. Google Now also also offers real-time sport score updates. This will be make third-party sport apps obsolete.
Android Jelly Bean also features “Offline Voice Typing”. With this, you no longer connected to the cloud because the A.I is already on your device, unlike Siri and other voice assistant. It is available in 18 major languages including Arabic, Hebrew and Persian.
Notification is one of the most vital feature of a Smartphone and Android Jelly Bean did some great improvements on this part. The Gmail Notification now includes unread email preview better to be updated on our emails. Google+ is also integrated to the system as you can now +1 or share photos from Google+ with out entering the Google+ App. It also offers encryption to the apps when you download it from Play Store, according to the Verge is a way to combat Android app piracy.
Today, June 27, is one of the important days of Google . The company announced its first tablet, a new version of Android, and a device that is in a class of its own.
But in this post, we will talk about the new software that Google has revealed: the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is offered as an update from mid-July, first to the Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, and Motorola Xoom tablets.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brings many improvements, including:
– User interface and faster Swabian
– Improved graphics
– The icons and widgets that move around the home screen are now automatically resized
– Enhanced voice search and the results are published faster
– Voice typing online
– Improves the playback speed in the browser and the memory usage is very low
– Greater experience of HTML5 video
– Enhanced Keyboard
– Applications for payment will be encrypted with a device-specific key before they are delivered and stored on the device