Fit for Full-On Mobile Computing
The newest version of the Android platform known as Jelly Bean or Android 4.1, offers tablet users more features, enhanced functionality, swifter reactions, and an elegant user interface. The Jelly Bean update serves up a new, improved virtual keyboard with an adaptive typing model that learns as you use it, intuitively understanding and anticipating your actions to make typing a document a fluid and effortless experience.
Jelly Bean provides a seamless transition from home base to the road by giving you full use of Google Chrome™ right on your tablet, allowing you to import your bookmarks and preferences. Web sites will load fast and in full glory with HTML5-ready Web browsing. And Jelly Bean is cloud sync compatible, so you can access and edit any of the documents you’ve got stored in Google Drive™.
Make Yourself at Home
With Face Unlock, your Android 4.1 tablet can now recognize your face as quickly as an old friend, giving you instant access as soon as you give the webcam a glimpse of your beautiful mug. And once you’re in, Jelly Bean gives you more options than ever to get things just the way you like them.
The capability to personalize your home screen gives you full reign over your use of the device, and sorting your apps into custom folders keeps things cleanly organized and easy to access. Custom wallpapers, helpful and thoughtful widgets and intuitive access to everything makes sure that you can get whatever you need the instant you need it. An Android tablet equipped with Jelly Bean puts the power of customization right in your hands, where it should be.
The refreshed Recent Apps function calls up all of your recent activities with quick swipe, making multitasking a breeze. With access to the last 15 apps you’ve opened right there on the sidebar, you don’t have to think twice about switching from project to project or video to game.
Refreshed Functionalities and Handy New Apps
With Jelly Bean, Android tablet users also gain updated features and expanded functionalities on many core apps. Gmail™ is now organized in much the same manner as the desktop version, making it easier to navigate. It’s easier to attach photos and files, and runs much faster. Fully integrated social media tools assure you never miss the latest happenings in your social network. The buttery smooth People App manages Google contacts by snatching up Google+ photos and syncing your contact list across all devices. It’s also freshly optimized for 7-inch screens, with a brand new layout.
With built-in micro ports commonly appearing on Android tablets, and SD card slots for expanded memory, your Jelly Bean tablet fits into to your life with plenty of room for your other beloved accessories. It’s easy to find and view videos in full HD with an Android tablet, and if you want to pass those videos along, Android Beam lets you transfer files to other devices with a quick and easy tap.
With the Calendar App, you can pinch to zoom in and see details of specific events, or zoom out to view all events for the day. You can also now view multiple Calendars at once. The high-resolution font Roboto, which appears throughout, was specifically designed to read cleanly on high-resolution displays, and the handy speech-to-text app can be activated even in offline mode. The new text-to-speech feature may be the most natural of its kind in conversational cadence, leaving its robotic predecessors to sound antiquated.
Google Integration Puts Endless Possibilities At Your Fingertips
Jelly Bean also introduces complete Google integration into your tablet computing life, providing the premium features of Google Search, Google Now, Google Play™, and all of Google’s convenient apps right on your Android device.
Google Now puts a world of information right where you need it, with well-placed and timely updates on weather, sports, traffic, and more. Google Play puts your media in order, organizing your books, music, movies and TV shows into one handy, smart portal. Along with easier access to your media library, Google Play also provides encryption services for paid products, smart suggestions for songs or shows you might have missed, and smooth syncing across devices.
Jelly Bean also gives you access to the industry-leading Google applications you’ve comet to rely on, like YouTube™, Gmail, Google Chrome, and Google Maps™. With these apps and Google Search integrated, your Jelly Bean tablet can tackle any task.
Notifications and Favorites are Better than Ever
As your portal to the action, the notifications shade is one of the most important and frequently used parts of your Android tablet. That’s why it’s been redesigned it to make it more organized, more informational, easier to read, and most of all, more actionable. Notifications are now condensed and listed by App, giving you a faster and more comprehensive view. You can easily expand or collapse each item on the notifications list with a quick pinch to get a more detailed look. The notifications tray displays photos and supports music controls so you can pause or skip a song without having to first go into the app. Jelly Bean also carries on a convenient and customizable favorites tray, where you can place your most used contacts or apps for easy access.
Take the World’s Best Pictures
Tablets running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean continue to take photo and video recording to new level – including a panoramic mode which will take stunning panoramic images. Just set the camera to the panoramic setting, and take the photo by slowly moving the tablet across the frame. A slider at the bottom of the app will help guide you as you take the photo, and you can preview the image as the device stitches the pictures together. Combined with a rich redesign of the camera interface, you’ll enjoy taking the sweetest pictures of your life.
With cleaner, faster animations between actions and smarter, more intuitive camera controls, your tablet will empower you to bring your creative eye to new frontiers. Should any shot not meet your standards, you can swiftly switch from gallery mode back to the camera in order to retake the shot without missing a beat. Jellybean also provides the array of photo-editing tools you’ve become accustomed to, including red-eye removal, cropping and more. Photos can be shared to your social networks instantly by tapping on them. A list of applications that can be used to share the photo will appear, and you can choose which app you want to use.
A Tablet as Useful as a Laptop
Tablet computing tackles the responsibilities of the workplace as aptly as your demand for top-flight entertainment. Android tablets are so functional, they can perform almost any job you would ask of a laptop. With a sleek, thin footprint for easy transportation, your tablet can also offer advantages that a laptop can’t. If you’re trying to decide what device is best for you, here are a few advantages of picking up an Android tablet:
Supreme portability. Tablets make ideal traveling companions. Screens usually measure between 7 and 10.1 inches diagonally, which makes them easy to carry but big enough to comfortably read e-mail, tap out notes, or read a book.
Superior standby time. Like a smartphone, a tablet rarely needs to be powered off. The display sleeps to conserve battery life. This not only lets the device start up instantly, but also allows it to continue downloading emails and receive instant messages. Many tablets, such as the line of Excite tablets which offers a long battery life.
Inexpensive apps. If you don’t need a PC for cranking out heavy-duty work documents, a tablet can mean big savings on software. As with a smartphone, many applications are free; others cost between $1 and $20. Compare that to the professional-grade software for laptops and other computers, which can go for hundreds of dollars, and it’s easy to see how populating your tablet with inexpensive apps can be far easier on the wallet.