So while we speculated for months about the alliterative name of the next Android version, Google announced today what we all thought…after Ice Cream Sandwich, the J version will be Jellybean. What will Jellybean hold for phones and tablets? Apparently this will be the next version after Ice Cream Sandwich brings Honeycomb for tablets and Gingerbread for phones together. So we can expect some pretty big things…for the first release after the combination. While I personally am very happy with the Honeycomb UI, many think Google needs to release some big changes to compete with iOS.
In Ice Cream Sandwich, we will see some big features, like panorama mode with photos, resizing widgets, and a new Gmail app, all of which will benefit a classroom teacher and their class. I personally already think Android is superior to iOS, with their widgets and customization. You are stuck in Apple’s vision with iOS, in Android, YOU have the power to change things. Don’t like the default themes…you can change them. That’s the superiority of Android. Regardless of the features of Jellybean, anything they come out with will only make a great OS even better!