What are advantages of Jelly Bean compared to Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android?

DrSunil Vaswani March 1, 2013

What are advantages of Jelly Bean compared to Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android?

  1. Chinmay Sarupria
    March 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    1) Multichannel audio over HDMI
    2) Media codec access at the platform hardware and software level
    3) Audio record triggering
    4) Audio preprocessing
    5) Audio chaining
    6) USB audio device support
    7) Synchroid

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  2. Nevzat Akkaya
    March 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Dr Sunil, although you can install Android 4.2 and use it on a device with 512 MB RAM (such as Samsung Galaxy S - i9000, my current phone), you will not be so pleased if you're going to use some popular apps like Facebook, Google Maps, Google+ etc. Unfortunately these apps always want to be active on the background, taking precious RAM, so your limited-memory-device will start to lag, a lot of... That's the reason I have uninstalled most of them and use only from a browser. The only way is upgrading/buying a new phone with at least 1 GB of RAM. Only then you might be satisfied with the performance of your Android, be it 4.1 or 4.2.

  3. Mudassar Mukhtar
    March 6, 2013 at 6:33 am

    For detailed information about Ice-cream sandwich visit http://www.android.com/about/ice-cream-sandwich/
    and for jellybean version visit http://www.android.com/about/jelly-bean/

    personally I feel that Jellybean is more smooth and fast.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 7, 2013 at 7:27 am

      does it use lesser batery than ics

    • Mudassar
      March 8, 2013 at 6:10 am

      Yes it improves battery life
      "Jelly Bean has more reactive and uniform touch responses, and makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don’t need it to improve battery life."

    • Mudassar
      March 8, 2013 at 6:12 am

      Google play also allows you to save battery while updating applications:
      "Smart App Updates ensure that only the parts of an application that have changed will be downloaded when you next update it, saving time, bandwidth, and battery."

  4. Gregori Gualdron
    March 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    There are many. The most important are:
    -Active notification bar

    Jelly Bean is able to use "Butter project", a project from Google that beats lag. As they said " they declared war to lag with the Butter Project". Samsung phones take advantage of this feature.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 7, 2013 at 7:28 am

      How much minimum Random memory is pre-requisite for Jelly bean

  5. Junil Maharjan
    March 3, 2013 at 4:55 am

    much faster and has great features like double notifications, butter, expandable widgets, etc.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 7, 2013 at 7:28 am

      How much minimum Random memory is pre-requisite for Jelly bean compared to Icecream Sandwich

  6. ha14
    March 2, 2013 at 10:05 am

    some games/application require Jelly Bean

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      What is main difference between 4.1.1 and 4.2 , both jelly bean?

    • ha14
      March 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

      Android 4.2 is not a revolution it just bring new applications, Android 4.1 was all about Project Butter so speed whereas Android 4.2 makes user experience better.

      the main difference will be Multi-user support.

      for instance gmail gets auto-fit messages feature which means messages are presented vertically so you only have to scroll up and down, and not left and right to read them.

      Android 4.1 vs Android 4.2 — The Jelly Bean Brothers
      •Support for multiple users (for Android tablets)
      •Multiple lockscreen pages with widgets
      •Wireless display
      •Revamped Camera app
      •Photo Sphere
      •HDR Mode (for supported devices)
      •New Clock app
      •Quick Settings pull-down menu
      •Gesture typing
      •Additional options in Developer Options
      •Magnification Gestures and Explore by Touch accessibility features
      •Security enhancements
      •UI design changes

      Android 4.2, Jelly Bean

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 5, 2013 at 11:25 am


  7. Tanveer Ahmed
    March 2, 2013 at 9:47 am
    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      How much minimum Random memory is pre-requisite for Jelly bean

  8. Suvadeep Paul
    March 2, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Advantages of Jelly Bean:

    1. Google Now Updates
    2. Gesture Typing
    3. Miracast
    4. Quick Settings
    5. HDR Mode
    6. Photo Sphere
    7. Photo Filters
    8. New Camera Controls
    9. Lockscreen Widgets
    10. Multiple User Profiles on Tablets

    For Detailed information you can visit this link:


  9. Chinmay Sarupria
    March 2, 2013 at 4:39 am
    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      If a device supports upgrade from 4.04 to 4.1.1 then after 4.1.1 installation , would it support upgrade to 4.2 from 4.1.1 ( If specs say upgradable to 4.1.1 )

  10. Rajaa Chowdhury
    March 2, 2013 at 4:00 am


    This url will give you a fair idea: http://www.android.com/about/jelly-bean/

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      thank you

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Does Jelly bean use less battery than Icecream sandwich

  11. Unknown ...
    March 2, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Quoting from yourguide.vzw.com:

    "For the most part, Jelly Bean is what the version numbers (4.1 and 4.2) suggest—a moderate upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0). It retains a similar look and feel to its predecessor. The status bar at the top and dock at the bottom have changed little, for example, and app icons are identical.

    You won’t notice much, if any, difference in the way your apps behave in Jelly Bean, either. App developers also need to please those running earlier versions, and while Jelly Bean is gaining rapidly in popularity, its user base is still relatively small."

    More here: [Broken URL Removed]

    Also you can see Wikipedia's article on it.

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