Google Android 12, is the Smoothest and Fastest Android Yet!

Samsung Galaxy Note7
Google Android 6.0 - Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Do more with the new Galaxy Note with Google Android.

Google Android 4.4 KitKat

Google Android on screens big and small!

Google Android 4.1

Google Android 4.1 introduces a new Google search experience, and improves on the beauty and simplicity of Android 4.0.

Google Android 4.0 - Samsung Galaxy S3
Google Android 4.0 - Samsung Galaxy S3

Smooth and Fast

Making everything feel smooth, fluid, and fast, Google put Android under a microscope. Like turning pages in a book, switching between apps and moving between home screens is effortless, with silky transitions and buttery graphics.

As your finger moves across the screen, you can almost feel the pixels beneath, meaning more uniform and reactive touch responses. When you touch the screen, Jelly Bean makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device's CPU instantly. To improve battery life, it turns it down when you don't need it.

Jelly Bean
Google Android, Jelly Bean

Beyond Smart, Beautiful and Simple

When it comes to staying connected and notified, Android has always put you in control. Now, from the notifications shade, you can take action directly. Are you late for a meeting? E-mail everyone to let them know you'll be a little late. Did you miss a call? You can call them back in a FLASH. You can get an even deeper look into the things that matter most, like photos on Google+ or multiple e-mails.

Easily Take and Share Pictures

Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0, made taking photos super quick; Jelly Bean brings that fast speed to viewing. To instantly view the photos you just snapped, and quickly swipe away the ones you don't like, just swipe over from camera to filmstrip view. Now, sharing and commenting are a snap!

Ice Cream Sandwich
Google Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0

Widgets Work Like Magic

It's now even easier to personalize your home screen with Google Android 4.1. Everything else automatically moves to make room, as you place widgets on the screen. Widgets resize on their own, when they're too big. Customizing your home screen and working with your favorite apps has never been easier!

Google Android, Widgets

It Has a Smarter Keyboard

Android's dictionaries are now more relevant and accurate. The keyboard even guesses what the next word will be before you've started typing it, and the language model in Android 4.1 adapts over time. Voice typing on Jelly Bean is even better, with improved text-to-speech capabilities; you can type with your voice everywhere you go, it works even when you don't have a data connection.

Android Beam

In addition to sharing apps, directions, YouTube videos, web pages, and contacts, with Android Beam on Jelly Bean, you can now easily share your videos and photos with just a simple tap. One, touch 2 NFC-enabled Android devices back-to-back; two, tap to beam whatever's on the screen to your friend. No more searching or syncing required - instantly pair your Bluetooth® devices like speakers or headsets that support the Simple Secure Pairing standard with your Android tablet pc or phone by just tapping them together.

Galaxy Nexus With Android Beam
Google Android, Galaxy Nexus With Android Beam


Blind users, with Google Android 4.1, in combination with speech output can use Gesture Mode to reliably navigate the User Interface using touch and swipe gestures. Via Bluetooth and USB, Jelly Bean also adds support for accessibility plugins to enable external output devices and Braille input.

YOUR Google Experience on Android

On Android, the best of Google just got even better! The search experience in Android 4.1 has more natural and faster Voice Search, and has a new look-and-feel. And Google Now, before you even ask, brings you just the right information.

Voice Search
Google Android, Voice Search

At Just the Right Time, Google Now Brings YOU Just the Right Information

Google Now tells you your favorite team's score while they're playing, when the next train will arrive as you're standing on the platform, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, or today's weather before you start your day.

Google Now
Google Android, Google Now

At the moment you need them, cards appear throughout the day. All of this happens automatically. This is the best part!

New Look for Search

At its core, Android has search. To show you search results in a richer way, with Android 4.1, a redesigned experience uses the power of the Knowledge Graph. It's easier to browse and explore search results and get answers fast.

Voice Search

Sometimes you'd rather just ask a question, or speak your search query. Android's convenient for getting quick answers on the fly, and it lets you search the web with your voice. It is powered by the Knowledge Graph and speaks back to you, bringing you a precise answer if it knows it, and you can always find out more, with precisely ranked search results.

So, if you're a hiker or backpacker, Google Android is all YOU need!

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