Presently, only the newly launched Nexus devices run on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and Google is slowly releasing the upgrade for its older Nexus devices. However, no other manufacturer has revealed their plans on releasing the Android 4.2 upgrade. But the maker of the Nexus 7, ASUS, has started working on the latest Jelly Bean upgrade for some of its Transformer tablets. There are no confirmed reports as to when it will roll out the update and to which Transformer models. We are expecting that the company would upgrade its existing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Transformers tablets to Android 4.2.
In another instance, ASUS has confirmed that its Transformer Prime TF201 would get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean upgrade. According to Google, “The new Android 4.2 takes the speed and simplicity of Jelly Bean to a different level – a completely new camera experience that’s beyond smart, a new form of typing that helps you power through your messages, and much more.”
1) Photo Sphere camera
Users can clip pictures in every direction. According to Google, “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.”
2) Gesture Typing
Users can just glide their finger over the letters to type, and lift after each word. Users don’t have to worry about spaces as they get added automatically. “The keyboard can anticipate and predict the next word, so you can finish entire sentences just by selecting suggested words. Power 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.”
3) Multiple Users
The owner can give each person their own space through user accounts. “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,” according to Google. This feature is available only on tablets.
4) Wireless Display
Android 4.2 allows devices to enable wireless display. Users can share movies, YouTube videos, and anything that’s on your screen on an HDTV. “Just connect a wireless display adapter to any HDMI-enabled TV to mirror what’s on your screen quickly and easily,” said Google.
5) Fast and smooth
Google claims that the new Android 4.2 operating system is 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.” Android 4.2 also brings in a more reactive and uniform touch responsiveness.