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Jelly Bean (4.3/4.2/4.1)

Release Date: July 9, 2012
Note: Jelly Bean version (Android 4.3/4.2/4.1 release) is not currently available on all devices.

Jelly Bean (Android 4.3/4.2/4.1 release) is all about speed and simplicity. Its updated user interface is faster, smarter and more responsive. Jelly Bean comes with a new enhanced search function, more powerful sharing with Android Beam, a completely new camera experience and much more.

The steps to find the current OS version varies by device. Below are general instructions that work for most Android devices. For detailed instructions about a specific device, please check the user guide.

To check your current Android OS version:

  1. Open your device's Settings
  2. Tap the About Phone or About Device option.
  3. Tap Android Version to display your version information.


Key Features

  1. Combining Speed with Smoothness (4.1, 4.2 & 4.3 releases)

  2. Interacting with Jelly Bean is a fluid experience, with vivid graphics, smooth transitions and fast, effortless switching between apps. Both graphics and CPU power respond instantly to the touch.

  3. Enhanced Android Beam (4.1, 4.2 & 4.3 releases)

  4. Share instantly with the updated Android Beam — pictures, contacts, directions — you name it. Hold two Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled Android devices close to each other and share from screen to screen.

    Note: While this feature isn’t available on all Android devices, it will be included on future devices. NFC is an emerging technology with more uses developing every day.

  5. New Photo Sphere Camera Setting (4.2 & 4.3 releases)

  6. With Jelly Bean (Android 4.2 & 4.3 releases), you can capture a 360-degree image, or photo sphere, from your camera app and share it with others. View photo spheres on your device, share them on Google+™ or even add them to Google Maps™.

    Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.