Google updated its Android operating system to version 4.2. The new version of the Android OS supports MiraCast streaming, text input sweeps and multiple user accounts on tablets.
According to the Internet giant, the new Photo Sphere the ability to take panoramic pictures in all directions, making an image 360 degrees can be made. These photos can include on Google Maps service are placed. Even the keyboard is adapted, where users can choose to sweep through movements typing, similar to the way the popular Swype keyboard. Android 4.2 has support for Mira Cast, a standard for wireless streaming of content based on WiFi . Thus, it is possible to wirelessly send audio and video to hardware support for MiraCast.
Google has announced that Android 4.2 and Google Now is also addressed, the system now displays more types of information, including information on flights, reservations for hotels and restaurants and details of goods ordered. Also, users are automatically notified them when they are near a point of interest there. This may involve popular places to take pictures, attractions, cinemas or theaters.
A new notification icon is added to allow users to panel with quick settings may vary. Here are common things like WiFi Bluetooth airplane mode and the screen brightness to manage. This menu is also accessible by using two fingers from the top of the screen down to sweep.
On tablets Android 4.2 offers support for multiple user accounts. Each user has his own home screen, widgets, apps and settings. It is possible to use the lock screen of user exchange. The lock screen can now, both on smartphones and tablets, used for widgets on it. So some information may be viewed without having to unlock the device.
Android 4.2 is immediately available for the Nexus 4 smartphone to come out in November. The Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 tablets with the new operating system extradited. Which Nexus devices further all an update is not yet known, but may be assumed that the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung also will be equipped with Android 4.2.
According to Google’s Android 4.2 Jellybean part of the series, which includes Android 4.1 part. It is therefore a relatively minor update. Incidentally, most smartphones and tablets are not equipped with Android 4.1, this version of the OS was announced in late June and many manufacturers were required to update.