The Jelly Bean thread ..

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  1. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    The Jelly Bean thread
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    Released on 7 June 2012 at Google I/O, Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" is an incremental update to Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich".

    Major improvements which accompany this release are as follows.
    • Vsync timing across all drawing and animation done by the Android framework, including application rendering, touch events, screen composition and display refresh
    • Triple buffering in the graphics pipeline
    • Enhanced accessibility
    • Bi-directional text and other language support
    • User-installable keyboard maps
    • Expandable notifications
    • Automatically re-sizable app widgets
    • Bluetooth data transfer for Android Beam
    • Offline voice dictation
    • Improved voice search
    • Improved camera app
    • High resolution contact photos
    • Google Now
    • Multichannel audio
    • USB Audio (for external sound)
    • Audio chaining
    and lastly Project "Butter" which promises to bring the buttery-smooth UI of competing OSes to Android.

    As with tradition launching the latest OS was another Google Nexus device, this time in partnership with Asus, The Google Nexus 7.

    Jelly Bean already has some bit of leverage over its competitors touting its powerful voice actions and search feature.

    Availability of Android Jelly Bean for existing devices is still unknown at this point as we expect major Vendors to announce their roadmap soon.

    Keep reading for the latest news on updates following Google latest release.
     
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  2. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    any chance of my puny Defy getting this or ICS ?
     
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    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    I am sure most of all android devices released in 2012 will get jelly bean.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Seems so .. but we must know if Google Voice actions is as CPU intensive as SIRI was ..

    I think its safe to say that Google is now banking on dual-core phones more.. with all its new innovation and butter smooth UI .. Its gonna put it foot down and (unofficially) put single core phones outta luck.

    tl;dr - Jelly Bean only for dual core phones.



    harryneopotter - I think its time we move on .. DEFY served us well.
     
  5. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    die die die :cry:
     
  6. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    hmmm.. guess I will have to give this a dekho , but not before I check out the Nokia 808 once :p

    Or maybe both ( Ill gift the 808 to the missus, get my self a Note or some decent sized phone that lets me browse Raid101 with ease ( primary requirement! ), and keep using my N8 for imaging )
     
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    Get the note if you want a single all in one device.

    Get the nexus and nexus7 if you want two dedicated devices.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Galaxy Note .. I'd love to see that phone running JB .. but Samsung will take ages plastering it with their UI ..
     
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    I am not sure if their touch wiz looks good or not but i find it to be more functional than stock android, may be that's me.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Well.. Stock Android has improved considerably since its Eclair & Froyo days.

    The current ICS stock launcher is quite good infact .. with some more action widgets its can do all that as well.
     
  12. superm4n

    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    well , thats not all jelly bean has to offer
    most noticable things are the transition animations which really improves the user experience
    although , most companies cough*samsung*cough might just kill jellybean with their ovelay
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    The 60fps UI is more of an internal thing so it will work well with all launchers and applications which support it.
     
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    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    ^
    most launchers[only apex was FCing out of the ones i tried ] / apps [very few that did not work] have updated inorder to work with JB
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Any difference in Gameplay .. 2D/3D ??
     
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    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    nothing visible , cause all games were smooth even on ics [and i dont like to run benchmarks ]
    although temple run gave issues on ics, which seemed to have reduced [without app update]

    although the major change is in the home screens and general browsing
    especially like the way u can just swipe to view pitures from the camera app [its like swiping through pictures :p ]
     
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    Cool cool .. thanks for the quick feedback. Keep us posted with the new improvements .. superm4n
     
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    superm4n RAID Rookie

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    well , i was thinking of making a recording of the ui [ u know just regular browsing ] just to show every1 the transition effects and ui changes :)
     
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    That would be sweet! Could ya??
     
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    Video for Reps .. thats the trade ..
     

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