Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, being pushed to devices

Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Update

The latest version of Android’s mobile operating system is now being pushed out to devices. The picture above comes to us courtesy of Ben Barren on Instagram. The photo shows off the the update on a Galaxy Nexus (rocking a bad ass case). If you haven’t already hacked it onto your device, look out for it shortly.

Android 4.2 has a bunch of improvements over the first version of Jelly Bean. The most noticeable improvement in 4.1 was the silky ‘buttery’ smooth, vsync timing, triple buffering, reduced touch latency, and CPU input boost to make the OS feel amazing fast. In 4.2 this has been refined even further, making the experience even better.

There’s also big updates on the Android tablets, those that support 4.2 will now have the ability to understand multiple users, something iPads severely lack. This really does make an Android tablet a great choice for a coffee table tablet. Now app developers need to get on-board and build tablet-optimised apps, something that really hurts Google’s tablet story.

Android 4.2 also introduces HDR in the camera, something that’s been available on other platforms for a while, but a very nice inclusion. Overall 4.2 is a big update that makes an already great Jelly Bean even better.

More info @ Android’s developer site.

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