Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Hits: Features Photo Sphere Panoramic Camera, Gesture Typing, Multiple Users Support On Tablets

As rumored and speculated before and expected, Android 4.2 will finally offer multiple user accounts, allowing family members to share the device while maintaining their own unique settings. Finally, Google has debuting the software update on the Nexus 10 tablet and the LG Nexus 4 smartphone, the latest devices to join Google’s family of pure vanilla Android products.

All about Android 4.2 Jelly Bean – speaking of settings, Android 4.2 will have a “quick settings” section if you click the icon on the top right, allowing you to switch between user accounts, toggle Wifi and Bluetooth, adjust brightness, go into airplane mode, etc.

More off, the Android Jelly Bean (4.2) brings with it support for Miracast wireless displays. For fans of big screen browsing and the photo gallery app has also been revamped a bit, but major introduction would be the Photo Sphere.

This is essentially an app that lets you create 360-degree panoramic photos (clearly a jab back at iOS 6?s Panorama feature) that are shareable on Google+, Google Maps, etc. Android 4.2 will also include gesture-based typing, a lot of Swype, allowing you glide your finger over the letters instead of tap them.


Interestingly, Google Now has also seen the upgrade, now adding cards for flight information, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations, and shipping details. Ny Android 4.2 user sporting with a Nexus 10, LG Nexus 7 can watch movies, play games, browse, or whatever on their HDTV wirelessly with the help of support for Miracast wireless displays.