After C (Cupcake), D (Donut), E (Eclair), F (Froyo), G (Gingerbread), H (HoneyComb) and I (Ice Cream Sandwich), the latest to join the Android operating system bandwagon is J (Jelly Bean). While Google's dessert addiction is undeniable, some improvements are highly expected this time to keep the Android OS in competition with Windows and iOS.
Check out the list of a few features that are expected by all the Android lovers -
1. Integrated Google Chrome
While Google's latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has combined the great Honeycomb tabbed browsing and the super fast browsing speed of Gingerbread, Google Chrome still is not available on Android devices. Android fans expect to see a mobile version of Google Chrome with Jelly Beans. Like the Safari in iOS and Internet Explorer in Windows phone, Google should also add a constant on-screen tabs along with bookmark bar in its Google Chrome in the latest version.
Although Swype and Swiftkey give a great keyboard experience, the Android tablets or smartphone owners now need a Google designed standard keyboard in the Android OS itself. The new high quality keyboard should make typing easier than ever with voice to text that is unmatched by any operating system.
3. File Manager App
Some leading smartphone manufacturers like Samsung have started providing a file manager on their phones in their stock ROM. Although File Manager apps are available in the Android Market, this time the Android fans expect to see Google's in-built file manager app in the OS Android 5.0 itself.
4. Timely Upgrades
Android updates and upgrades take too much time. It is agonizing to wait this long for an update. Some devices still have Froyo and now Android 4.0 has been announced and will be available soon. Ice Cream Sandwich should be available soon so that manufacturers and Google itself can move forward to design Android Jelly Bean.
5. Android Jelly Bean Lite
Android OS works like a charm on any dual-core smartphones but its performance drops on any cheaper model that comes with limited CPU and storage capacity. To put an end to this problem, Android this time should launch a Lite version which can be installed on devices with low processing speeds.
6. Toggle Switches
Toggle switches that turn Bluetooth on/off, Wi-Fi, GPS, etc., should be present in Google's latest Android OS. Toggle switches are already present in all the HTC smartphones courtesy HTC Sense UI. Toggle switches help save battery life of your smartphone.
7. Battery Management
Apple provides a great battery management system compared to the Android smartphones, which do not last for even a whole day. Android this time should try to pack a battery management tool in its own user interface.
8. Lighter Theme Options
Google should introduce a lighter colored theme with Jelly Bean. Although the present Ice Cream Sandwich theme looks better than the Froyo theme, it is now time for Google to change the same black theme with blue outlines.
9. Better Security with Jelly Bean
Security of the phone is one aspect that Google should pay attention to. Android, recognized as one of the most versatile mobile operating systems, is often criticized for being unsecure. With the introduction of Jelly Bean, it is expected that Google will provide a good screen-locking app coupled with a real-time malware/antivirus guard to be at par with Apple's iOS.
10. Faster OS
Currently, Android phones are slower than its competitors Windows phones and iPhones. While the dual core and quad core processors make smartphones really faster, they juice up the battery fast too. Android fans are expecting Google to tweak Android Jelly Bean in such way that it becomes fast without draining the phone battery.