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Google has introduced brought quite a few new features to Android with its Jelly Bean releases, including Google Now, Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing and Project Butter. There's a lot more that makes up this Android-flavored Jelly Bean than that, though, and Google today drove that fact home by updating its Jelly Bean changelog with all of the goodies that've been added since Android 4.1. It's a pretty beefy list, and if you look through it you'll likely find at least a few features that you didn't know were there. For example, Jelly Bean features support for triple tapping to enter full screen magnification when "Magnification gestures" are enabled, and it's also got speedier captive portal detection on Wi-Fi, cellular and pay-as-you-go SIM cards.

As noted by Hugo Barra, Google's VP of Android Product Management, this updated changelog comes to us not long after Android 4.2.2 began hitting Nexus devices. Unsurprisingly, the refreshed list does contain features that were found in Android 4.2.2 after its rollout began, like the ability long press on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the Quick Settings menu to toggle those features off and on. The number of users that actually have access to those new features is still somewhat small since Android 4.2.2 has only rolled out Nexus products so far, but Google recently reported that Jelly Bean (meaning 4.1 and 4.2) was on 13.6 percent of devices, up from 10.2 percent the month before, so JB is spreading to more hardware. For the full list of new features that've been packed into Jelly Bean to date, hit up the appropriate link below.

Via @hbarra, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean changelog


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