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is also known as Android 4.2. It improves upon 4.1 in a few ways: 1/ "butter smooth" user interface, thanks to many changes on how graphics operations are timed and synchronized. 2/ automatic widget re-sizing so that users can max out their screen space. 3/ Voice typing goes offline, which is great because the previous version only worked if the data connection was good. 4/ Better camera app that makes reviewing and curating photos easier. 5/ Google Now is a personal assistant which competes with Apple's Siri. Read our Jelly Bean overview

Sony Xperia M Gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update

03/26/2014, It is nice to see some of the older mid-range handsets get a fair amount of attention from the manufacturer in terms of its operating system version. Take the Sony Xperia M for example – it was first introduced to the world in 2013 with Android 4.1...

Android 4.3 Update For Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Rolls Out

11/19/2013, It has not been smooth sailing exactly for Samsung when it comes to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates for the Samsung Galaxy S3 as well as Galaxy S4 as we have reported on their respective situations. Good news then, for those who happen to own the...

Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia SP, To Receive Android Updates (Rumor)

10/09/2013, When it comes to owning a Nexus-branded device, one of the best things about it would be the introduction of a new operating system update each time it hits the market. Well, without a doubt we will see Android 4.4 KitKat arrive with the LG Nexus 5, but...

Galaxy Note 3: Hands-On Review

09/04/2013, The long-awaited and highly-rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was finally announced during a Samsung press conference at IFA. One millimeter slimmer and lighter than its predecessor the Note 2, the new Samsung phablet features a faster processor, the...

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Factory Images Now Available

08/23/2013, Earlier today, we reported on the new Nexus 7 receiving a firmware update that will reportedly fix issues some users are having with its multi-touch. It looks as though that isn’t the only update Google has planned for the Nexus 7 as well as...

Jelly Bean Takes More Than 40% Of The Android Cake Now

08/01/2013, It is well worth the effort to pay attention to the number of users who have jumped aboard the Jelly Bean bandwagon, and by this, I mean the combined efforts of Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, just like how we lump Android 2.3.3 all the way to Android 2.3.7...