and content, at home with your family and at work. BluetoothSmart support
makes Android ready for a whole new classof mobile apps that connect to
fitness sensors. Games look great thanks to the 3D realistic, high performance
graphicspowered by OpenGL ES 3.0.
and content consumption. For example, a parent can set up profiles for each
family member, and a business manager can set up profiles that keep employees
focused on work.
support for multiple users, you can give each person their own space. Everyone
can have their own homescreen, background, widgets, apps and games – even
individual high scores and levels! And since Android is built with multitasking
at its core, it’s a snap to switch between users – no need to log in and out.
Profiles and users are only available on Android tablets.
Certain Android devices, including Nexus 4, now support
low-energy Bluetooth Smart accessories. You’ll find Bluetooth Smart technology
in fitness sensors, heart rate or glucose monitors, pedometers, thermometers,
and much more.
Android is designed to keep you and your data safe. Every
app runs in its own sandbox, a secure space isolated from other apps. And
whenever you download an app, Android can automatically scan it for viruses,
checking apps against a database maintained by Google. Thanks to Android’s
multiple layers of security, you can browse the web and install apps from
Google Play with peace of mind.
We put Android under a microscope, making everything feel
fast, fluid, and smooth. With buttery graphics and silky transitions, moving
between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning
pages in a book.
More reactive and uniform touch responses mean you can
almost feel the pixels beneath as your finger moves across the screen. Jelly
Bean makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device’s
CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don’t need
it to improve battery life.
Beam photos and videos:
With Android Beam on Jelly Bean you can now easily share
your photos and videos with just a simple tap, in addition to sharing contacts,
web pages, YouTube videos, directions, and apps. Just touch two NFC-enabled
Android devices back-to-back, then tap to beam whatever’s on the screen to your
With Jelly Bean it’s now even easier to personalize your
home screen. As you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically
moves to make room. When they’re too big, widgets resize on their own.
Interacting with your favorite apps and customizing your home screen has never
Up, down and all around you, it’s like no camera you’ve ever
seen. With Android 4.2, snap pictures in every direction that come together
into incredible, immersive photo spheres that put you right inside the scene.
View your photo spheres right on your phone, share them on Google+ with your
friends and family, or even add them to Google Maps for the world to see.
Writing messages on the go is easier than ever with Gesture
just glide your finger over the letters you want to type, and lift
each word. You don’t have to worry about spaces because
automatically for you.
The keyboard can anticipate and predict the next word, so
can finish entire sentences just by selecting suggested words.
through your messages like never before.
Android’s dictionaries are now more accurate and relevant.
With improved text-to-speech capabilities, voice typing on
Android is even
better. It works even when you don’t have a
data connection, so you can type
with your voice everywhere you go.
surround sound on Nexus 7 (2013 edition) and other Nexus devices.
Autocomplete – just start touching numbers or letters and
the dial pad will suggest phone numbers or names. To turn on this feature, open
your phone app settings and enable “Dial pad autocomplete.”
recognition makes text input easier.
location without turning on Wi-Fi all the time.
devices like Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013 edition) are now Bluetooth Smart Ready.
Disabled apps tab – check which apps are disabled in
Settings > Apps.
the industry standard for high performance graphics.
Wireless Display for Nexus 7 (2013 edition) and Nexus 10 –
project from your tablet to a TV.
limited access to apps and content.
easier thanks to the ability to correct previous input, and because of
streamlined user agreements.
Faster user switching – switching users from the lock screen
is now faster.
Enhanced photo daydream – navigate through interesting