Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean official, coming to devices in July

Google has just made the Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean official at I/O keynote.  As expected the new version of Android does not come with any huge changes but some major improvement in performance, notifications, Android Beam, Text Input, camera app and more.

Company has also revealed that Jelly Bean will be released over-the-air to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi starting mid-July. Android 4.1 will also be available pre-loaded on Nexus 7, the new quad core tablet manufacturer along with Asus, around the same time.

From Google blog:

Jelly Bean builds on top of Ice Cream Sandwich. It makes everything smoother, faster and more fluid. For example, notifications are now more dynamic: if you’re late for a meeting or missed a call, you can email or call directly from notifications. The keyboard is smarter and more accurate, and can predict your next word. And voice typing is faster, working even when you don’t have a data connection.

We’ve redesigned search from the ground up in Jelly Bean, with a new user interface and faster, more natural Voice Search. You can type your query or simply ask Google a question. Google can speak back to you, delivering a precise answer, powered by the Knowledge Graph, if it knows one, in addition to a list of search results.

Today’s smart devices still rely on you to do pretty much everything—that is, until now. Google Now is a new feature that gets you just the right information at just the right time. It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, or your favorite team’s score as they’re playing. There’s no digging required: cards appear at the moment you need them most.

Starting in mid-July, we’ll release Jelly Bean to open source.

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