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Cool Google Now Feature: Song Recognition

Thinking this will put a hurtin’ on Shazaam and SoundHound.

(Google Now is a Jelly Bean feature.  Android 4.1 is available for the Galaxy SII.)

JELLY BEAN SOFTWARE UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy SII

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It’s here.  Update your Samsung Galaxy SII from Android 2.3 to Android 4.1.

How to update:

You’ll need a USB cable and a computer to do the update.  Software needs to be downloaded onto a computer.  Depending on your connection, the update may take anywhere from 3 to 10 minutes on a standard DSL/Cable internet connection.

DOWNLOAD PC/MAC SOFTWARE HERE DO NOT DOWNLOAD ON PHONE, THIS WILL NOT WORK. NEED COMPUTER.

NOTE: Software is over 500 MB (half a gig) could take a while to download depending on your internet connection. If the computer will not recognize your Galaxy S2, try plugging into a USB port in the back of your PC.  If that doesn’t work, download drivers from Samsung.

What’s different?  A lot.

Improvements:

  • New lock screen actions
  • Improved text input and spell-checking
  • Control over network data
  • Email app supports EAS v14
  • WI-FI direct
  • BlueTooth Health Device Profile
  • UI use Hardware acceleration
  • Better voice recognition (dictating/Voice typing)
  • Web browser, allows up to 16 tabs
  • Updated launcher (customizable)
  • Social stream API in Contacts provider to show updates associated to your contacts
  • Video stabilization and QVGA video resolution API access
  • Accessibility API refinements for screen readers
  • Calendar provider updates
  • stability improvements
  • better camera performance
  • smoother screen rotation
  • Google Now ( http://youtu.be/pPqliPzHYyc )
  • Voice Search
  • Speed enhancements
  • Camera app improvements
  • Accessibility: gesture mode, enable braille external keyboards.