For those who are not familiar with the terms of the tech world, Android is an operating system that is Linux-based. This is a system used by mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet PCs. The group that developed this is the Open Handset Alliance, which is headed by Google. The Open Handset Alliance is a consortium of 86 hardware and software and even telecommunications companies who are devoted to the advancing of open software standards to be used by mobile devices. This means that anyone is free to develop new software based on this. Android has a huge group of developers that are writing applications or apps, as they are now called, to further enhance the functionality of the mobile gadget. You can access these applications in Google Play, which used to be called the Android market.
Android is now enjoying a huge percentage of the mobile market. It has been the top choice for mobile gadget makers and manufacturers. They were able to achieve this feat sometime in 2010. At present, there are about 400 million activated devices that run on Android-based software. People are saying that this is because it is not an exclusive OS and is a multi-channel and carrier OS. But then, a lot of people are now selling iPads because of this.
The Android Jelly Bean is the latest version of the operating system. Its formal name is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This was just announced early last month when Google had its annual developer conference. It comes just after the release of the Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, which has not even been made available for most of the Android-based handsets. Some call this updated version just an incremental upgrade; however, it still has a few tricks up its sleeves that will surely enhance your mobile gadget user experience. Anyway, the same with Apple as you may choose to sell your iPad if you don’t want the new OS update.
The most common complaint when it comes to operating systems is the lag that users experience whenever they are using their gadgets. People had a lot to say about this especially during the first versions of the Android. They addressed this issue with this thing they called the “Project Butter.” This enabled the Jelly Bean 4.1 to run much faster and smoother than its most recent predecessor Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. You will feel the instant responsiveness whenever you tap on an icon on the screen. Those with the 4.0 may not really feel this but those who are upgrading from the 2.3 Gingerbread will surely feel the difference in the speed.
The 4.1 Jelly Bean is all about being more snappy and responsive to the commands of the user. The developers were able to maximize the CPU power of the machine this time. This is why the gadget can now respond much faster, without any lags. Also, multitasking has become a breeze because of the upgrade. You will feel the response almost instantly. The apps pop out quickly and switching in between apps is just as speedy.
Those who are still using 2.3 Gingerbread on their mobile devices should give this update a go by going to those establishments that sell iPads and tablet PCs. You will be able to maximize the resources of your phone. With that said, you will also be able to appreciate the things that you can do with your mobile gadget.