Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean was the fifth major release of Android and was compatible for devices like Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy 4, Google Nexus 7 and Gogle Nexus 10 tablets. Aside from fresh wallpaper, it didn’t appeared much different from Ice Cream Sandwich at first glance.
But Jelly Bean had a noticeable improvement over Ice Cream Sandwich as users could easily resize and move icons and widgets around on each home screen panel, or deleting apps by swinging the icon up, which made it disappear.
The increased size of notifications made them more readable. One of the flagship feature in Android 4.2.2 was the Photo Sphere which allowed the users to take panoramic like photos in series of steps.
Google also boosted the predictive text engine to allow for spaces between words, as well as improving the dictionary the engine uses for both voice dictation and typing.
Android’s 4.2.2 text engine also showed the bar beneath the text window with possible alternatives. The update added longer notification vibrations, as well as a new app download notification progress bar. It also included new sound notifications for initiating wireless charging and for low battery alerts.
Other features included Miracast support, a wireless technology which allows the user to project the contents of the phone’s screen onto an HDTV with a Miracast compatible wireless adapter attached.
Also, the new DayDream screensaver works on the lock screen Google currents news, scrolling widget information etc.