Unless you’ve had your head in the sand recently you’re probably already aware of the impending Android 4.2 update due on Google’s new Nexus devices, but what changes or updates have been made? Let’s take a quick look!
Firstly they’re not giving this one a new name; they’re going to stick with “Jelly Bean” and it will be pre installed on all new Nexus’s devices. I’m considering the LG myself at the moment with an update lingering in the next month or so!
Straight in to the “sexy” part of these updates, 4.2 has support for “Miracast”, which allows you to stream video and audio to TV’s without the pain of routing through a home network, pretty cool and hopefully the hardware is powerful enough to handle it with little lag or interference!
Another of the more funky updates is the new 360 degree panoramic photo feature, which they’ve dubbed “Photo Sphere”. CNET claims that despite there already being a number of third party apps available that already do this; the new stock software has a unique ability to piece together photos shot in all sorts of directions, both vertically and horizontally.
Those of you who love Swype will be happy to know that this updated brings a similar function to the stock keyboard allowing you to move over letters in one fluid motion to input text. Not something I’ve ever gotten used to but it does have its fans! They’ve also integrated better text predictions apparently, stringing
together more common words as you type, all improvements with the user in mind. Sorry third party keyboards!
4.2 has been optimized for tablets too which will add support for multiple users. Apparently users will be able to log into their own “set up” straight from the lock screen which is quite a nice touch. So if more than one of you in the house regular use or share the same tablet you won’t have to put up with each others “annoying settings or apps”, you’ll be able to have your own screens. Like it and I’m pretty sure this is unique too, well the iPad doesn’t do this at the moment as far as I can see? Maybe Apple can add this to their iPad12 in a few years time and advertise it as a brand new feature?
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So all in all we’re pretty excited about getting hands on with the new 4.2 Android update.