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Monday, 29 October 2012 18:23

Google officially talks about Android 4.2

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Keeps the Jelly Bean name


While we wait for the Key Lime Pie version of the Android OS, Google has now officially decided to talk about its "new version of the Jelly Bean", the Android 4.2.

Although not quite a minor update, the new Google Android 4.2 will bring a new settings menu accessible from the notification bar with support for multiple user profile with quick switching on the lock screen. These multiple user profiles will be quite useful in case you decide you want, or simply forced, to share your big Nexus 10 tablet.

The UI itself, at least the 10-inch version, got a minor design tweak with center navigation buttons and top positioned notification area. When we say minor design tweak, we mean when compared to previously released "tablet-only" Honeycomb Android, as this time around, Google has decided that all devices including phones and its Nexus 7 tablet should look the same.

The photo section got a new feature called the Photo Sphere, and this one can be considered as a direct response to recent Apple bragging about its panorama mode. The Photo Sphere is quite similar except for the fact that it allows you to move the phone in any direction that you obviously like.

The keyboard got a minor Gesture Typing feature, Google Search got a new look, while Google Now will now be connected to your Google e-mail account and "monitor" (apparently just in order to keep you on schedule) your e-mail content for flight numbers, hotel and restaurant reservations, purchased tickets for shows and that sort of thing.

You can check out more about it over here.

Slobodan Simic

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