Android 4.1 also known as the Jelly Bean is the next Google’s mobile OS iteration to be debuted at Google I/O 2012. Accordingly, there are very limited details about the next OS version, however given the point update prior to ICS Android 4.0 we might expect minor enhancements and the transition should not be as hard like the Gingerbread going to ICS. Now going back from the previous rumors that we have for Jelly Bean, here’s a rundown of the possible enhancements –just after the break.
Voice assistant – Majel/Google Assistant
Previously as we know, Apple launched Siri with the iPhone 4S and Microsoft have just outed a new voice-command assistant for Windows Phone 8. Nonetheless, Google could catch up by launching its own voice-assistant solution with earlier rumors claimed “Majel and ‘Google Assistant’, whichever maybe.
No more Flash support
Adobe has announced that it will no longer support Flash for Android after ICS, so basically that means no more Flash support for Jelly Bean. However, some claim that the current Flash plug-in will continue to work with JB, let just see when the new OS gets official.
Chrome as a default browser
Since there’s a rumor that Jelly Bean will not support Flash anymore, there’s no reason to keep the Android’s stock browser but rather Google may replace it with non-Flash Chrome browser which has been leaked earlier through screenshots.
Built-in file manager
Jelly Bean for tablets
Virtual Keyboard update
Google is said to bring an update on the virtual on-screen keyboard which will bring an easier way to switch from languages and mainly the integration with the voice assistant.
That’s all for now, we’ll try to keep this post updated when the Jelly Bean gets official.