The Nexus 7 is the first tablet device from Google. Powerful, portable and with access to over 600,000 apps and games, it’s also the very first Android device to offer Android 4.1: Jelly Bean out of the box. But what do you think of the new android operating system?
Once you receive your shiny new Nexus 7 (stay off Google Play for just a few minutes…you can do it!) we recommend you head right to the “About Tablet” section in the system settings and hit “System Updates”. At first, you’ll notice the Android OS will refuse to update, saying that it already has the very latest version of Android for your device, but…you’ll still need one vital update before you go heading off to Google Play with your free £15 credit. Simply wait a few minutes to be automatically notified that an Android update is needed. Follow the steps and you’ll be seeing what the Nexus 7 can do, in no time!
The first thing you’ll notice about Jelly Bean is the pure speed. The time it takes to boot-up is exceptional, responding, flashing its trademarks and landing you comfortably at the Android dashboard within just a few seconds. It’s a far-cry from the painful hanging start-up of Android 2.1 (we honestly think our desktops booted and wi-fi connected, faster!).
A new addition you may not notice is the way 4.1 Jelly Bean makes use of the CPU and its 4 core muscle. When you leave your phone the CPU usage will decrease, saving precious battery life. A simple touch will suddenly boost the main processing unit, making sure the CPU (and its four cores) are only powered and feed from, when necessary. A very nice touch.
So what do you think of the Nexus 7’s Jelly Bean OS? Hit the comments section below and let us (and the Android developers) know what you love and what you would like to see worked on. Pros and cons, like and dislikes. You get the picture so get posting!