Today at Google I/O, we got a better understanding as to what Google’s newest update, JellyBean, has in store for us. The first part of Jellybean will be called ” Project Butter” which will be where Google improves the overall performance of the Android operating system. One thing it looks to improve will be the system’s frame rate to make it consistent at 60 frames per second and it will also feature a battery saving mode that will bring the CPU to a lower frequency then bring it back up when the user touches the device.
In Android 4.1, we will also be introduced to a new application called Google Now. Google Now uses search history and location history to give you information that you might need at a certain time. Google Now will be able to tell you how long your traffic commute will be given current traffic conditions of your normal route and alternate routes that are around you. You will also be notified when you need to leave to make sure you arrive on time for a specific meeting that you have scheduled.
Google Speech Recognition is also something that will be improved in Jellybean. In Android 4.1 you will be able to use speech recognition even if you don’t have a data connection. That’s right it will actually be built right onto the device. The camera application in Android 4.1 will also be improved, by letting you switch into photos you have already taken, and gives you an easier way to delete pictures you don’t want by using just a simple swipe up gesture.
Google will be rolling out Android 4.1 Jellybean to Google Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Xoom by mid-July. They have also released the developers tools! What are you most excited about in JellyBean?