Android 4.2 features uncovered – new gallery, multi-user and parental controls
It seems that Google will surely bring the Android 4.2 to us on the upcoming Android event because we’re continuously receiving leaked features from Android 4.2, LG Nexus 4 can be the first smartphone that will come with Android 4.2 out of the box.
Just a few days ago we saw the Gmail app leaked from Android 4.2 that has been pulled from the web due to Google’s request, Gmail 4.2 features pinch to zoom ability and improved setting. We also have seen a few leaked Android 4.2 security features that makes your Android device secure from malware. Now we have some more uncovered Android 4.2 features, thanks Android Police.
This latest report gives detail about the new gallery app, multi-user account ability and parental controls. These features haven’t been confirmed but it’s still worth taking a look on new report. You’ll get new icons for the camera and gallery app, however things seems similar to Jelly Bean.
The Gallery is getting a reskin! It’s still a rough work in progress, but we can at least see what direction they’re going in. Albums have a polaroid-style bottom white label (which matches the new icon!) and the background is a light-gray color [see left screenshot in the image above]. Everything else about the Gallery is exactly the same. And when I say exactly the same I mean exactly the same. You can’t delete Picasa/G+ photos, there are no new editing options, you still can’t rotate with a gesture, and Instant Upload Albums are still capped at 500. In its defense, it isn’t anywhere near finished – in fact, they haven’t even incremented the version number. 1.1.40000 is the same as the Jelly Bean version. It’s promising that they’re looking at it.
Multi-user account ability is the main point we’re excited for, it’s great specially for tablet users. Some of Android 4.2 apps have now permissions that show the multiple user option such as phone, setting and SystemUI even the Play Store will save the record that what apps are installed for each user. The newer version might also offers parental controls that lets you parents to see what their kids are doing. We’ll post more Android 4.2 detail as soon as possible, so stay tuned.