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Friday, June 29, 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Features

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with many new features and Android lovers want to learn about the tricks and tips that it delivers. One of the changes is notifications which have been enriched with info from Google +, Foursquare, Voice Search and Google Now, which learns from the habits of the user. Android can now also recognize music that we listen to. That of course are the basic features that we all know about. Now Droid-Life has compiled a bunch of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tips and tricks you might not know about. Here are a couple of our favorites

Lesser known Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features

Google have added a widget entitled “what’s that song?” to contend with the likes of Shazam and SoundHound. If you hold your handset close to the source of audio the handset will recognize the song being played and tell you what it is.
If you want to make the most out of the Google Now app then you will need to give the settings a tweak. At the bottom of the display you can go into the settings menu and change how Google Now works on your device. Users are able to tell the system which cards they are interested in. If you love sports then of course the sports card should be on top or if you travel a lot you will want airline info at the top of the list. You will also need to get the app to learn how you commute and check for alternative routes for you, this is where the app stands out.
There is now a hand free action for the Google Now app where you can just say “Google” without even having to touch the microphone icon. From here you can voice search and get loads of information.
There are two finger notification gestures, depending on the notification you get you can expand them using two fingers in a slide motion. This will work for text and email messages as you do not have to open the full app. There is also integration of Foursquare and Google + on the notification bar. Missed call also show up here as do messages that you have missed.

Friday, 29 June 2012 22:56 Tom Cutts