Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gestures come to Jelly Bean 4.2

As we continue to wait for Jelly Bean 4.1.2, the next big thing is already coming to other devices.

  • Jelly Bean 4.2 Daydream will include swype to the keyboard which allows you to gesture between the letters of a word without lifting a finger. 
  • You can also have multiple users for your device which means you can customise your layout for yourself and have a different layout for your wife. 
  • Notifications will now allow you to press the notification to action the notification such as opening up navigation to your next appointment or return a missed call. 
  • The lock screen will no longer be a redundant screen if you choose because you can now add news or a slideshow to the lock screen. 
I am not sure whether Vodafone Australia will change the software update now to 4.2 because we Galaxy Nexus users didn't get the 4.1 and then they said they will be releasing 4.1.2. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Coming up

In Australia, Vodafone customers like myself are still waiting for the deployment of the Android OS update Jelly Bean and now there is talk in the USA of an even newer Jelly Bean release 4.1.2. The good news is that Vodafone Australia has confirmed that they will be sending out this new Jelly Bean update (4.1.2) to Galaxy Nexus users when they do get around to making it available. In other words, we are skipping the 4.1 stage and going straight on to 4.1.2.

Nothing much seems to have changed with the new 4.1.2 update, except for stability changes.