Google which is the leading manufacturer of its leading Mobile Operating System ANDROID is frequently releasing many newer version of its Operating System. Google has recently launched its new version of Android namely JELLY BEAN 4.1 . Here in this post we will see a difference between Google’s latest and last two versions of Android i.e. Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and Jelly Bean 4.1.
Firstly we will see what are the enhancements in Android Ice Cream 4.0 version of Android from previous versions of Android versions.
Android Ice Cream 4.0 Features :
- Customizable Notification Tray:
Home screen is having a customizable favorites tray that is visible on all home screens. You can drag apps, shortcuts, folders, and other priority items in or out of the favorites tray for instant access to any of them from just your home screen.
- Resizable widgets :
Home screens are customizable in Android 4.0 so Widgets are resizable in this version which enables you to expand widgets to show more content or shrink them to save space.
- New lock screen actions :
There are many other tasks allotted to lock screen rather than just unlocking.From the slide lock screen, you can directly open your camera for taking pictures or can even pull down the notifications window to check for messages and latest updates, also While listening music, you can manage music tracks and see album art.
- Powerful voice input engine :
The new voice input engine enables your phone to dictate the text you want, for as long as you want in the language you want. You can continously speak for a long time and can even take pause for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences.
- Control over network data :
For metered data plans, Android 4.0 adds new controls for managing network data usage.In the Settings,the total data usage on each network type (mobile or Wi-Fi), as well as amount of data used by each running application is shown by colorful charts.
- Rich and versatile camera capabilities :
Camera is featured with continuous focus, zero shutter lag exposure, and decreased shot-to-shot speed help capture clear, precise images and you can take many fetures in less time. You can make a video or take photo in any of the two working modes.
- Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor :
Gallery is redesigned with all new look and there is a built in photo editor installed in this gallery to edit and share photos.
- Live Effects for transforming video :
Collection of graphical transformations are Live Effects that add interest and fun to videos captured in the Camera app. For example, you can change the background behind them to any other custom image, for just the right setting when shooting video.
- Powerful web browsing :
Offers fast browsing experience and it also lets you instantly sync and manage Google Chrome bookmarks from all of your accounts and enables you to your browse your favorite content faster .
- Android Beam for NFC-based sharing :
Fastest data transfer technique between two phones when put together by touching the backs of both of them.
- Face Unlock :
This feature makes each person’s device even more personal as it is a new screen-lock option that lets you unlock your device with your face with the help of front camera.
Ice Cream Sandwich vs Jelly Bean :
As many interesting features were added in Android Ice Cream Sandwhich but the last update Jelly Bean is having some additional features to Ics which are listed below:
- Fast & smooth :
With jelly Bean everything seems to be running very fast, fluid, and smooth, ite also offers With buttery graphics and silky transitions while moving between home screens and switching between different apps.Jelly Bean boosts your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen and turn it down when not in use.
- Expandable, actionable notifications :
Jelly bean Offers very beautiful and simple notification baar which allows you to expand your widgets on it and you can directly take action on them from the notification bar.
- Intelligent Widgets :
When you move any widget on the home screen then all other widgets make there room on home screen by resizing and adjusting themselves to fit on the screen.
- Seamlessly take and share photos :
Android Ice Cream Sandwich enables us to take pictures very fast without shutter delay but Jelly Beanoffers the same high speed in viewing those pics that are taken from camera.
- Smarter keyboard :
Jelly Bean offers a simple keyboard with intelligence that supports multiple languages and better text-to-speech capabilities.
- A new look for Search :
Jelly Bean offers a whole new experience of search by showing search results in the form of graphs.
- Google offers the right information at just the right time :
Jelly Bean notifies you with today’s weather before you start your day, It also tells you about the traffic on the road before you leave for work and when will the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform, etc.