As of today, AT&T has not rolled out the 4.1 Jellybean update for it’s network. It appears that other countries have it in place and are pushing it out to their users. Even Sprint has started to update the phones on their network for the USA. Now Google has already released an update 4.2 for Jellybean while users in the US are still waiting for the first version.
The 4.1 version has a “buttery” feel making it faster and the interface much smoother. Improvements have been added in the way notifications appear, camera operation, data usage, face unlock, calender, People app, phone and text to speech. The notification improvements are much easier to use with 1 touch functionality instead of opening a menu and pressing the desired message.
Camera improvements allow you to edit a picture on the fly instead of having to browse back for it in your library. With Android Beam you can pair a Bluetooth headset or tablet just by bumping them instead of opening up a menu and pairing them manually. The Calender has a buttery feel and has small animations used in different places. Face lock is more accurate and the interface is smoother and easier to use.
The engine for the Voice typing has been greatly improved and now works off-line instead of having to be connected to the internet. The Project Butter works by instantly boosting the CPU when the screen is touched the lowering the usage once contact and function are complete. This helps to manage power consumption and improve performance.
The latest read on the web today is AT&T should begin to roll out Jelly Bean on the network next week. I know users are getting anxious to get the upgrade and to start enjoying a better operating system for their phones. The bad news is Verizon users have no known date in sight yet nor does US Cellular.
All we can do is sit back and wait.