Published On: Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012

Best 7 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Features

Simultaneously with the release of Nexus 4 phones and Nexus 10 tablets in New York recently, Google also released its operating system for both devices: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The most common question from the public will be: what’s the difference and the eminence of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean compare to other smart phone/tablet operating systems?

To answer that question, this article is taking a look at the Jelly Bean’s interesting features.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Features

Photo Sphere and the Keyboard Gestures

These are probably the most amazing features from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. With the Photo Sphere application, users are able to take pictures from every angle. It is similar with Panoramic Photo and Street View. It lets you spin around as you like and take pictures in every direction.

And for the keyboard gesture application, actually this is not really new. This application made the users are possible to draw words with finger gliding method. But Google adopted in and made some improvements, such as predictive text engine, predictive dictionary, for typing and voice dictation.

Multiple User Login

This feature has made possible for users to log on to the devices similarly to when they log on to the computer. With this feature, you can also customize the home screen and applications to fit your personal needs.

If the user is more than one person, for instance if the device is oftenly used by mom, dad and their children, each person can have their own username and the customization can be different according to each username. This feature is currently available in tablet, but it will be for the Smartphone soon.


Miracast is the wireless display standard, and it is applied for the first time on Android in this 4.2 Jelly Bean. With this feature, users can connect Android devices with monitors or TV’s wirelessly.

But to use this feature will need a wireless display adaptor for TV or monitor which has an HDMI connector.


On Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google broadened notification function, make the users are easier to follow up notifications or taking care of the latest notification with just one touch.

Google Now

This feature is definitely not a new application. It has been around since Android 4.1 version. But Google has made some improvement for 4.2 versions, for example of Weather application, it is not only informing of today’s weather, but also today and tomorrow’s weather forecast. This feature is completed with a more powerful application of restaurant and hotel reservations, flight schedules, package trackings, etc.

Google Search

Google is trying to boost this application. With Knowledge-Grapth powered result, users will get a direct answer to your questions before getting normal results.


Last but not least, this new Google operating system is also reliable in terms of the security. Named as Bouncer, this application indeed will be your bodyguard that will automatically scan malwares, spyware, and other bad things. Indeed, security is the main focus of this operating system, because there are more and more malware and viruses in the android world nowadays.


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