While it is easy to spot the major differences and improvements that come with each upgrade of the Android operating system, the neatest features usually go unnoticed unless the user is quite tech-savvy. With the recent Android upgrade to 4.1 Jelly Bean, a number of users remain in the dark regarding the potential of what this improved version of the operating system is actually capable of doing. Here’s some android tricks to help such users work their way through the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in order to enjoy a richer user experience.
Users no longer have to suffer at the hands of notifications that only provide a teasing preview of a text message or an email and sometimes make it difficult to determine what the actual content of the related item may be. Jelly Bean users now have the option to take a deeper look into received notifications simply by expanding them with a downward swipe of two fingers placed on the notification. This easy gesture enables users to quickly read the whole content without even opening the actual message which would take longer. The pull-down notification section remains as neatly organized as before while allowing users a lot of convenience.
Sharing Screen Shots:
While screen shots by most smart phones have to be hunted down by the user once they are taken, Jelly Bean makes life much easier in this regard. Upon capturing a screen shot, a large preview is put on display in the pull-down notifications menu of this clever operating system which makes it easy to access. Not only that, the notification preview also provides an option that allows the user to share the captured screen shot with our friends and contacts on any social media or cloud service.
Recognize Songs With “What’s this Song?” Widget:
Jelly Bean makes your Android phone capable of guessing songs, much like the popular music apps Shazam and SoundHound. Users no longer have to download specific apps to figure out songs that they might have a hard time finding otherwise. The “What’s this song?” feature can recognize and hunt down absolutely any song for you just by listening in to it for some time. All it requires the user to do is hold up his smartphone near the audio source in order to get the job done.
Hands Free Action:
Fully competing with other platforms in terms of voice activated features, the Android Jelly Bean has made its Google Search feature quite advanced. Users can now access the Voice Search feature merely by saying “Google” out loud and proceed to look for information just by voicing their queries.
Google Now with Google Search Application:
The Google Search app has been taken to a whole new level with Google Now which allows your Android phone to serve as your very own personal assistant and much more, providing all sorts of useful information at all times. This useful feature provides information cards regarding the weather outside, the traffic on roads, train and flight schedules, the score of your favorite team during a game, and much more throughout the day. These cards are available at all times to provide the latest information and users can even customize this feature to only view cards suiting their own activities and interests.