Google has been quite generous this year and for everyone who attended at the 2012 Google I/O event the company had quite a big surprise. Each and every one of the attendees got their hands for free on what the company called an “Android Developer Pack”, containing a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a brand new Google Nexus 7 tablet and the recently launched Google Nexus Q home entertainment “system”.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
Furthermore, not only did they gave away the brand new Nexus 7 tablet running the latest version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but apparently the Samsung Google Nexus was also packing the same OS version.
Fortunately, if you want to take a look at how the Jelly Bean looks like on the Nexus (FYI: some Samsung Galaxy Nexus models -not those bought via Verizon- are already in the process of receiving Andorid 4.1 Jelly Bean), we got our hands on a video showing off some of the features, thanks to the guys over at AndroidCentral.
On short, there are quite a few differences between ICS and Jelly Bean, mostly in the UI but also in terms of performance. From the very beginning you can see which device runs Android 4, and which one runs on 4.1 because the lock-screen has been redesigned.
Furthermore, Jelly Bean variant seems a lot faster than the ICS running Nexus, the touchscreen is more responsive, the UI looks a lot smoother and the notification area has also been redesigned and now offers a lot more options.
Another interesting feature is that it comes with voice command software similar to Apple’s Siri or Samsung’s S-Voice, but Google’s own version seems much more polished and improved than the other two.
As for when those of you who bought the Nexus from Verizon or Sprint will be able to get the Jelly Bean OS on their devices, there’s nothing official as of yet but we’re definitely going to keep our eyes peeled and keep you up to date, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy the video below.
Thanks AndroidCentral for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Jelly Bean.