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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rolling out to Galaxy Nexus, hands-on screenshot gallery

Google revealed the details of the Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean) update at Google I/O and yesterday they started rolling it out to HSPA+ device owners.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Google Now main display

The main display of Google Now shows a slick graphic of the area where you are located with a Google Search bar over the top. Below you will find dynamically varying "cards".

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Various cards in Google Now

In addition to weather, you can see appointments, directions, and more.

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Various options for actions

As you start to use Google Now you will see different prompts for actions.

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Manual card settings, display 1

While Google Now is designed to figure out your intent automatically, you can also go into card settings and manually setup various cards.

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Manual card settings, display 2

Here you can see settings for more Google Now cards.

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Weather card details

You can control when cards appear and other card specific settings. The lower setting is generally for the notifications in each section.

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Public transit settings

If you commute by bus or train then you should check out the public transit card.

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Travel time settings

There are not many settings for travel, but this can be a handy feature if you have to drive to appointments.

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Traffic card settings

Google has some pretty solid traffic data thanks to Google Maps.

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Flights settings

If you search for flights then this card may appear. I would like to see some integration with TripIt or other services.

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Sports settings

You need to conduct many searches to get good results and I find using Google voice search to be quite helpful.

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Travel settings

A currency converter, translation utility, and home time widget are all part of the travel settings.

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Places card settings

The Places card is handy for finding restaurants and other local area attractions.

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Priority settings

You can customize priority settings as well.

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Sample places cards

Here are what Places cards look like on the Galaxy Nexus.

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Menu actions from the home screen

If you press the menu button on the Google Now home screen then this is what options you will see.

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Main Google Now settings

There are a few Google Now settings that are not associated with specific cards.

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Google Now settings, display 1

Here are more settings for you to customize your experience.

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Voice settings within Google Now

There are plenty of options available for using the voice recognition technology.

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Phone search options

Plenty of options for searching on your phone are available.

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Privacy and accounts settings

I know some people are not comportable giving their private data, but the more you allow the more comprehensive Google Now will be for you.

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Google Now voice search - Sample 1

Here you can see the result when I searched for a recent baseball score.

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Google Now voice search - Sample 2

Hmm, how about those Sounders?

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Google Now voice search - Sample 3

Many results simply come to you as Google search results.

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Google Now voice search - Sample 4

You can have Google Now solve math problems.

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Google Now voice search - Sample 5

Image search results are provided too. Can you tell we picked up a new puppy?

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Google Now voice search - Sample 6

Wikipedia results appear in Google Now.

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Google Now voice search - Sample 7

Google Maps is well integrated into Google Now and very handy for quick searches.

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Google Now voice search - Sample 8

One of my favorite morning cartoons as a kid.

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Jelly Bean notifications - double height

The notifications have been improved with an updated UI that includes double height notifications.

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Jelly Bean settings

The accounts setup area has been updated in Jelly Bean.

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Available accounts in Jelly Bean

There are many different types of accounts you can sync with in Jelly Bean.

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Updated keyboard

The keyboard has been updated and made better in Jelly Bean.

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