Google showed off some killer new features for its Android operating system at Google I/O on Wednesday with its rollout of Android 4.1 (“Jellybean”). The first feature was Project Butter, a project aimed at improving Android’s overal performance. Among other things, the project improves the system frame rate to make it consistent at 60 frames per second and a power-saving measure that dials back a device’s CPU to a lower frequency and then ramps up when a user touches the screen. Android 4.1 also integrates Google’s Speech Recognizer onto Android devices to deliver voice-based typing regardless of whether a user has a data connection or not. A new update to the Android camera app lets users more quickly swipe through pictures they’ve taken and delete them more easily by simply making a swipe gesture upward.
Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:45:08 GMT