Android OS version and its creativity

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Android OS – Jelly bean Comparison to Prior versions

Android is a software bundle that incorporates an operating system, middle ware and important applications. Google is and does play very significant role, and thus the Open Handset Alliance also associates in big way on Android's development and release. The operating system is very much founded on the Linux kernel, the particular versions calculates on the platform version and is given in the comparison as below.

There were previously two ambiances of the platform. One did surely made reference point for small screens such as the most used mobile phones, which did meet all versions below 3.0, and one such devoted for tablets: Honeycomb Android 3.0. Nevertheless not all Android tablets support this version as most of tablets utilize the Android 2.x. These two distinctive platforms have been amalgamated to the various, diverse and consistent platform since Ice Cream Sandwich version, which has been launched in the year 2011 of October month. It does unite "Gingerbread" and "Honeycomb" versions in an agglutination platform for tablets and phones at the same time.

The new version of the platform is at present is Jelly Bean/Android 4.2 was announced in October 2012, which prior version was 4.1 and that was announced on June 2012. It does spotlights on speed, graphics and smoothness, and so does sanctioning latest and update applications such as Google Beam, Google Now and a better camera app. The latest Android update does sets up better security, multi-user support, and 10" tablet UI.

The history of Android OS starts with the release of the Android beta in November 2007 that is about six years back. The first commercial version which was Android 1.0 was released in September 2008. Android is continuously seeing development updates from Google and the Open Handset Alliance, and so there have been numerous number of updates to its first operating system at the time from its original release. All these updates mainly to fix bugs issues and added latest features time to time.

From April 2009, from that time several android versions have been developed under a codename and released many versions as listed in alphabetical order such as Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and its latest version Jelly Bean. In the year 2012, more than 400 million active devices utilize the Android OS around the world. Certainly the most modern and better android update was Jelly Bean 4.2, which was released in October 2012, and was put in front of for commercial Android devices in November 2012.

Where the Android was exclusive to tablets to port a slicker UI over to smart phones, Jelly Bean is meant to smooth out the remaining rough edges of the platform. At the same time, Jelly Bean hopefully will have more success in the widespread adoption than what its predecessor has accomplished. Jelly Bean OS is an unexpected upgrade of the Android OS. Jelly Bean enhances the simplicity and speed of the Android 4.1. Moreover, it also includes new features such as a new Gesture Typing keyboard, Photo Sphere with a thoroughly redesigned camera application, Google Now with whole new cards and so many more. Everything in Jelly Bean feels fluid, smooth and fast and moving and switching between home screens is easy, just like turning book pages. Furthermore, Jelly Bean boots the performance all throughout the system that includes quick switch between current applications, faster orientation changes, more consistent and smoother rendering across the system via triple buffering and vsync.