Jelly Bean sounds like a delicious candy, it is, but it’s also the code name for the Android operating system. Jelly Bean 4.1 is rumored to come out some time in November and will boast quite a few new features. If you’re an Android smartphone user you should pay attention.
On the most basic level, the operating system will support a quad-core chip set. This means vastly improved performances. Also on the hardware front, 4.1 will support USB audio docks for even more versatility.
Accessibility has also been improved. Now, a smartphone running off 4.1 will have the ability to be controlled completely by gesture and voice commands. The new Jelly Bean will even support BrailleBack and TalkBack to aid the visually impaired.
For those of us who can see, Java 8 and a smoother HTML 5 will be implemented. Your browser will also have media capture for selected inputs.
There are plenty more supposed improvements that Jelly Bean 4.1 will have. However, whether or not they are actually useful or just frills is yet to be proven. We’ll just have to wait and see.