Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a model of Android that was launched throughout Google I/O 2012. Its predecessor was Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and its successor was Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Android 4.1 newest launch on October 7 2013 as android 4.3.1. Android 4.1 help is perhaps ending quickly. Please take pleasure in the remainder of help. 😀 Get google play newsstand on android 4.1 on December 6 2017

What’s new in Jelly Bean

Beneath the Hood

  • Undertaking Butter tries to make the gadget extra responsive.


  • With Jelly Bean, blind customers can use ‘Gesture Mode’ to reliably navigate the UI utilizing contact and swipe gestures together with speech output.
  • With the brand new accessibility focus characteristic, you may transfer a cursor between controls to keep up a goal for the subsequent motion or a supply for the subsequent navigation occasion. You possibly can double faucet anyplace to launch the present merchandise with accessibility focus.
  • Textual content traversal in accessibility now provides you extra management – select to maneuver between pages, paragraphs, traces, phrases or characters.
  • TalkBack, a screenreader for Android, now helps gestures to set off actions, to navigate functions, and traverse textual content.
  • Get full help for braille accessibility providers.[citation needed]

Android Beam

  • With Android Beam, now you can simply share your photographs and movies.
  • Immediately pair your telephone or pill to Bluetooth® units like headsets or audio system that help the Easy Safe Pairing normal by simply tapping them collectively.[citation needed]

Audio Equipment

  • Help for USB audio docks, delivery later 2012.[citation needed]

Browser and WebView

  • Browser has improved efficiency, CPU and reminiscence effectivity. With higher efficiency for animations and HTML5 canvases and an up to date JavaScript Engine (V8), pages load quicker and really feel smoother.
  • Browser now has higher HTML5 video help, and has a brand new consumer expertise. Simply contact the video to play and pause, and easily transition into and out of fullscreen mode.
  • Browser now helps the up to date HTML5 Media Seize specification on enter components.
  • WebView now helps vertical textual content, together with Ruby Textual content and different vertical textual content glyphs.[citation needed]


  • Calendar is extra buttery. Content material fades in, animations are sprinkled all through, and swiping/paging between days is smoother.
  • Calendar will now show occasion colours in case you’ve given your occasion a shade in your PC.
  • The ‘At present’ button on the motion bar now reveals the present day. When viewing an occasion’s particulars, now you can e mail all of the visitors with a single faucet.
  • Notifications for upcoming occasions now show extra of the occasion description to allow you to rapidly see related particulars with out having to open the app.
  • Notifications for upcoming occasions now allow you to e mail all of the visitors with out opening the app, and you may select a fast response reminiscent of “Be there in 10 minutes” or sort your personal.
  • A brand new possibility in Calendar settings enables you to create your personal default fast responses for emailing visitors.
  • Now you can snooze an upcoming occasion reminder proper from the notification.
  • Calendar has a brand new 7″ pill structure that’s optimized for the shape issue.
  • When viewing Calendar in portrait orientation on tablets, you may disguise or broaden controls to present you full management over the way you view your Calendar area.
  • Calendar will now bear in mind whether or not you have chosen to cover or broaden controls so you might have a constant expertise viewing Calendar everytime you open it.[citation needed]

Digicam and Gallery

  • Now you can swipe from the digital camera viewfinder to rapidly evaluate photographs you have taken with out having to depart the digital camera app. You possibly can swipe again to the digital camera viewfinder to begin snapping photographs once more.
  • When viewing photographs in Gallery, you may pinch to zoom out to enter “filmstrip mode” and quickly evaluate photographs. When viewing photographs in filmstrip mode, you may swipe up or all the way down to delete a person photograph. You can too undo the delete with a single faucet.
  • When taking a photograph, a brand new animation sweeps your photograph off the display. There’s now a brand new paging animation when swiping between photographs.
  • Digicam incorporates a new animation for switching between the front-facing and again cameras.
  • When specializing in an object in Digicam, a brand new animation provides you visible suggestions in your focus state.
  • Gallery incorporates a new animation when deciding on a photograph from inside the album view and again.[citation needed]

Knowledge Utilization

  • Now you can dismiss an information utilization warning with out altering the info threshold set for warning notifications.
  • Disable background information utilization on sure Wi-Fi SSIDs by designating them as cell hotspots.
  • Android now routinely detects when one Jelly Bean gadget is tethered to a different’s Wi-Fi hotspot, and intelligently permits or disables background information utilization on the SSID.[citation needed]

Face Unlock

  • Face Unlock is now quicker and extra correct, and startup is smoother with a brand new animation.
  • You possibly can enhance face matching accuracy by calibrating your face in several situations and with completely different equipment (e.g. hat, glasses).
  • Face Unlock can now optionally require a ‘blink’ to confirm {that a} stay individual is unlocking the gadget relatively than a photograph.[citation needed]


  • Jelly Bean provides help for bidirectional textual content and extra enter languages to make the platform accessible to extra individuals all over the world.
  • There’s improved help for Arabic and Hebrew, together with a brand new Arabic font, within the platform.
  • Now you can enter textual content in one in every of 18 new enter languages, together with Persian, Hindi and Thai. Extra Indic languages Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam are actually supported by the platform.
  • Emoji from Unicode will now render when acquired or seen.
  • If the system language is ready to Japanese, Japanese particular variations of glyphs will now be correctly rendered.


  • The platform’s dictionaries are actually extra correct and extra related.
  • The language mannequin in Jelly Bean adapts over time.
  • Now you can change languages rapidly with the devoted language selector key on keyboard.
  • You should use customized keyboard enter kinds for greater than 20 languages, with keymaps for QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, Dvorak, Colemak, and PC kinds.
  • You possibly can select the enter kinds that you just wish to use for every keyboard, and use a hotkey to modify between them whereas typing.

Messaging and Speak

  • New notifications show the total textual content of incoming SMS messages. When receiving an MMS, you may view the total photograph in a notification.
  • When getting into recipients for an SMS or MMS, a brand new UI collects recipients as chips, making it simpler to compose messages.
  • Speak incorporates a new notification model.


  • Now you can take motion on notifications straight from the redesigned notifications shade.
  • Notifications from the identical software are grouped collectively, and the primary merchandise is routinely expanded. You can too pinch notifications to broaden or collapse them.
  • You now get a picture preview in notifications after taking a screenshot. You possibly can rapidly share the screenshot straight from the notification.
  • You possibly can lock computerized show rotation from the notifications shade on 7″ tablets.
  • For Wi-Fi solely units, rapidly see the SSID of the entry level you are related to from the notifications shade.
  • Now you can touch-hold a notification to determine the appliance that created it and switch off notifications from that software if wanted, in addition to uninstall the appliance.


  • Wi-Fi protected setup is now supported with WPS push button and PIN help.
  • A brand new setting enables you to keep on cell information and keep away from close by Wi-Fi networks with poor connections.

Information and Climate

  • Information and Climate is up to date to enhance freshness and energy consumption.


  • The Folks app is extra buttery with smoother animations and improved search efficiency.
  • The Folks app now retrieves excessive res photographs routinely for Google contacts with public Google+ profiles and shows larger res photographs (720×720) on sure units.
  • Excessive res photographs set on Google accounts will likely be backed up and synced throughout units.
  • The Folks app has a brand new 7″ pill structure that’s optimized for the shape issue.
  • Now you can rapidly add your favourite contacts to a house display, straight from the contact’s particulars web page.
  • The Folks app helps you arrange your contacts and reduces duplicates with an Improved auto-joining algorithm.
  • Now you can clear the steadily contacted listing from the favorites tab within the Folks app.


  • If you miss a name, a brand new notification enables you to return the decision or reply by SMS with a single contact.
  • Incoming visible voicemails are displayed in a brand new notification that permits you to play the message with a single contact.
  • When a name is ongoing, a brand new notification enables you to cling up the decision with one contact.
  • As a part of Undertaking Butter, the dial pad is extra responsive. Name log scrolling is buttery clean, and swiping between tabs in Telephone is fast and fluid.
  • Now you can clear your steadily contacted listing within the favourite tab of Telephone.
  • Now you can add telephone numbers from the decision log to present, read-only contacts.


  • Accounts are actually displayed within the major Settings view so you may simply see all of the accounts you are signed into in your gadget.
  • Now you can simply entry all Google Privateness Settings in a single place by deciding on your Google account from Settings.


  • System encryption is now extra dependable, and periodically reminds you to decrypt your gadget. Now, SMS messages and calls are declined when ready for decryption.
  • You possibly can lengthy press the ‘Energy Off’ possibility within the energy menu besides your gadget to secure mode.
  • A brand new ‘Reset app preferences’ button enables you to rapidly reset default functions for particular actions, background information restrictions, notifications suppressions, and extra.
  • A redesigned dialog with bigger icons enables you to intuitively select your most well-liked software for particular actions.
  • Google Apps System Coverage in your gadget could now override the ‘maintain display awake’ possibility from developer settings.

Textual content-to-speech

  • Jelly Bean introduces a brand new conversational text-to-speech voice in US English, out there as each a community engine and an embedded engine by way of the TTS API.

Voice Typing

  • A brand new embedded speech recognizer enables you to use Voice Typing even when you do not have an Web connection.


  • Jelly Bean makes it simpler to personalize your house display. As you place widgets on the display, all the things else routinely strikes to make room.
  • After they’re too large, widgets resize on their very own. In the event you select to resize a widget, apps and widgets will now additionally transfer out of the way in which.
  • Now you can rapidly take away apps or widgets from any dwelling display by choosing them up and flinging them to the sting of the display.
  • Launching apps and returning again dwelling are actually quicker and smoother.

The brand new Google expertise on Android

Google Search

  • With Jelly Bean, a redesigned expertise makes use of the facility of the Information Graph to indicate you search ends in a richer manner. It is simpler to rapidly get exact solutions to go looking queries and discover and browse search outcomes.
  • Get to Google Search quicker: Google Search might be opened straight from the lock display by swiping up. For units with software program navigation keys, now you can swipe up from the system bar to rapidly entry Google Search with Google Now. For units with a {hardware} search key, you may faucet it to launch Google Search.
  • In the event you’re utilizing a wired headset, lengthy press the headset’s button to activate Voice Search. You possibly can rapidly carry out a search question by voice and have the consequence learn again to you.
  • You possibly can say “Google” to activate Voice Search from inside Google Search.
  • For a lot of search queries carried out by way of Voice Search, now you can hear a spoken reply.
  • Voice Search recognition is now considerably quicker so you may search rapidly on the fly.
  • Voice Search can now acknowledge queries even when you might have a poor community connection.

Google Now

Google Now brings you simply the precise data at simply the precise time. Playing cards seem all through the day in the mean time you want them, and seem as a notification once they’re vital.

  • Climate card: If you begin your day, Google Now reveals climate in your present location and work.
  • Site visitors card: Get site visitors situations and alternate routes earlier than you permit dwelling or work.
  • Transit card: If you’re close to a bus cease or a subway station, this card reveals you what buses or trains are subsequent.
  • Locations card: If you’re on the go, Google Now will counsel close by bars, eating places, and locations of curiosity.
  • Flight card: See flight delays and site visitors situations to the airport for flights you have just lately looked for.
  • Sports activities card: You possibly can see stay scores and upcoming video games and in addition purchase sport tickets on the fly.
  • Foreign money card: If you’re touring, rapidly test the native conversion charge.
  • Translation card: If you’re in another country, you may rapidly translate phrases into the native language.

Google Apps


  • As you swipe by way of the stream, giant daring photographs now fall into place with animations supplying you with a extra interactive looking expertise.
  • Google+ on tablets has a brand new magazines structure within the stream.
  • Now you can create and handle Google+ Occasions proper out of your gadget. Posts and photographs are saved to the occasion so you may relive the social gathering any time.
  • Get together Mode enables you to immediately add and share photographs throughout an Occasion so that you seize all the precise moments in a single place.
  • New notifications allow you to +1, remark, or reshare with out having to open the Google+ app.
  • Now you can see stay video streams of all contributors in a Hangout.
  • A brand new navigation menu enables you to simply navigate by way of the app and rapidly see Google+ notifications.
  • When viewing a publish, now you can swipe to broaden and examine feedback.


  • Gmail has an optimized view for 7″ tablets in portrait orientation to present you a greater expertise studying e mail.
  • Gmail and E-mail characteristic up to date notifications will provide you with a preview and digest of your inbox. Notifications can even now show the total textual content of recent mail.


  • YouTube has a brand new, extra intuitive consumer interface, together with a information that gives fast entry to your channel subscriptions.
  • YouTube can now preload movies from subscribed channels for seamless playback even on slower networks.
  • With a brand new built-in menu, you may simply watch YouTube on the massive display with Nexus Q or YouTube TV.


  • As part of Undertaking Butter, Chrome is optimized for fluid and responsive interplay with net content material.
  • To get you began, a brand new product tour guides you thru Chrome’s options.
  • Shortly change tabs by dragging your thumb from the perimeters of the display.
  • Chrome has a brand new feel and appear for the “Different Gadgets” web page.
  • Chrome now has simplified application-level settings, that are most according to the remainder of the platform.
  • Chrome is the usual browser on Nexus 7.


  • With help for offline maps, you may choose an space to cache and entry it even when you do not have an information connection.
  • Compass Mode for indoor views and road view is extra correct and responsive with gyroscope help.
  • With Zagat rankings and critiques inbuilt to Maps, you may rapidly get the knowledge you want about locations you seek for.
  • Now you can browse Google Gives inside Maps to search out native offers.
  • Get indoor strolling instructions in Maps.


  • With efficiency enhancements all through the appliance and updates to the consumer interface, you may browse articles rapidly and intuitively.
  • With an enhanced structure engine for articles, you may take pleasure in dramatic, giant photographs on quite a lot of articles.
  • Currents now makes use of {hardware} acceleration to make shifting between articles smoother.
  • Currents has a brand new 7″ pill structure that’s optimized for the shape issue.
  • For editions written in different languages, now you can translate textual content into your most well-liked language.

Google Play

  • A brand new set of suggestions widgets use quite a lot of alerts — content material that folks with comparable tastes have bought, stuff that is in style round the place you reside, content material individuals in your Google+ circles have +1’ed, and extra — to suggest new content material like apps, video games, music, and flicks.
  • A brand new My Library widget, which shows all your latest motion pictures, books, music, and magazines and dynamically modifications based mostly on what you have been participating with just lately.
  • Good App Updates make sure that solely the components of an software which have modified will likely be downloaded whenever you subsequent replace it, saving on time, bandwidth, and battery when updating apps.
  • Jelly Bean introduces app encryption for paid apps.

Google Play Books

  • Embedded audio tracks and movies can now be simply streamed straight inside the e-book you are studying.
  • Now you can add bookmarks to recollect vital data for later or choose up the place you left off studying.
  • Play Books now provides fastened structure books, optimized for tablet-reading of books with fantastically designed graphics and layouts, like youngsters’s books and comedian books.
  • For visually impaired customers, computerized text-to-speech settings have been enabled.

Google Play Motion pictures and TV Reveals

  • Motion pictures and TV reveals might be rapidly downloaded for viewing offline, now with only one faucet.
  • If you make a brand new buy from Google Play, that merchandise will likely be synced on to the Play Motion pictures and TV Reveals app, prepared so that you can watch whenever you open the app.
  • You possibly can watch Motion pictures and TV Reveals with Nexus Q by utilizing the built-in media routing menu.
  • You possibly can zoom in throughout video playback


Android 4.1 app compatibility:

Blizzard authenticator help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on April 27 2018.

Google TalkBack help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on November 12 2016.

Xperia Keyboard help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on October 1 2014.

The Climate Community: Native Forecasts & Radar Maps help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on June 5 2016.

BookMyShow- Motion pictures, Occasions & Sports activities Match Tickets help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on March 15 2019.

TickTick: ToDo Listing Planner, Reminder & Calendar nonetheless helps android 4.1 jelly bean. Might 17 2020

Sport Zone supporting android 4.1 jelly bean since November 26 2013.

Gmail help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on October 25 2018.

Clock Widget help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on April 27 2015.

Xperia Dwelling help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on October 3 2014.

Good join nonetheless helps android 4.1 jelly bean. December 23 2019

Sony Software program replace help for android 4.1 jelly bean ended on Might 18 2015.

Google Play Retailer Nonetheless helps android 4.1 jelly bean. June 12 2020

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