GOOGLE NOW: WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU HAVE TO ASK
You’ll know about the sudden thunderstorm warning as you’re getting dressed in the morning (pack your umbrella) and the accident that’s backing up the freeway (maybe you should take the train) and the score from last night’s game. The best part? All notifications are generated automatically and in real-time, before you even have to ask.
VOICE SEARCH: THE NEW WAY TO FIND WHAT YOU WANT
Sometimes you don’t have time to search for information, or even the time to type in a search. Now you can just speak your question directly into your phone: “When is the next train?”, “Where can I find a good Italian restaurant?” Your phone will speak back the answer, or run a quick search to get you the info you need.
*This feature depends on the language settings of the device and availability at launch may vary by market.
NOTIFICATIONS: UPDATES YOU CAN ACT ON
Your phone already tells you when there’s something new to do. Now you can take action directly from those notifications. When you get a reminder for a meeting, tap once to snooze or to email the team that you’re running late. Missed a call? Call or text right back directly from the notification.
GALLERY: THE WAY YOU’VE WANTED TO VIEW YOUR PICS
The improved gallery makes viewing, sharing, and managing photos easier. Images are organized by album, which you can scroll through by swiping. Select any image to share it, or zoom out to filmstrip mode where deleting a photo is as simple as swiping up or down. It's the gallery you've been waiting for.
CAMERA REACTION TIME: CAPTURE LIFE AS YOU SEE IT
Whether you're goofing off with friends, chronicling a family adventure or enjoying a priceless moment, all your precious memories should be captured looking their best. Building on the new features of Android 4.1, we enhanced the contrast and enriched the details so all your images turn out better. So what are you waiting for? Start snapping!
ANDROID BEAM & NFC : NEW WAY TO SHARE
Easily share photos, videos, contacts, web pages, directions, apps, and more with a single touch and tap. Near field communication (NFC) technology and Android Beam make it possible.
Learn more about NFC — the new way to connect.
SPEECH-TO-TEXT: GET THE MESSAGE OUT, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE
Sometimes your hands just aren’t free to type – like when you’re a little late and running out the door – but that doesn’t mean you can’t text your wife tell her you’re on the way. Jelly Bean supports voice typing, even when you don’t have a data connection. Just say, “Text Jenny. I’m running 10 minutes late, be there soon.” That’s all it takes.
TEXT PREDICTION: GET A PHONE THAT REALLY GETS YOU
Knowing someone so well that you can finish their sentences comes with time... or just a re-engineered text prediction system. With comprehensive dictionaries, your keyboard “learns” intelligently over time and suggests the next word in your sentence. If you type “We,” it brings up “have”, “are” and “can.” Just tap the word you want and let Jelly Bean finish your thought.
MORE HELP: FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED
Didn't find what you were looking for? Don't worry, our support site has a lot more information that wouldn't fit here. Watch how-to videos, read a helpful tutorial and learn about all the things your phone can do when it gets Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.