Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the newest version of Android. Like version 4.1, it has the name Jelly Bean. Version 4.2.0 had many glitches, and gained a lot of the lag that version 4.1 had gotten rid of. Not long after the devices had the 4.2.0 upgrade, they received the 4.2.1 upgrade. This update fixed nearly all the glitches, and restored the speed that version 4.1 had. Several new features came with the update, major updates are listed below.
Photo Sphere is one of the most significant updates for the operating system. When you turn the mode on, it tells you to turn in certain directions, and takes images at specific spots which it determines using the gyroscope. The software then puts the images on top of each other, and creates a 3D image similar to those found in Street View on Google Maps.
Gesture typing is a new feature for the Android keyboard. It allows you to swipe across the screen, stopping or changing directions on letters to type, instead of just pressing buttons. This feature was already popular with the Swype keyboard app, and Google has merged it into their standard keyboard.
Multiple Tablet UsersEdit
Android 4.2 introduced a new feature that is popular on desktops and laptops -multiple users. It is the first mobile operating system to ever have a feature like this. It allows families to share tablets by each creating their own user on the tablet. When powering it on, it allows you to choose your user, and each user gets their own data and apps.