Friday’s big question: How can Jelly Bean become a truly seamless user experience?


Jelly Bean for everyone

With the news that CM 10 Nights, AOKP built and even MIUI giving Jelly Bean access to the masses, this week’s big Friday question focuses on the latest Android iteration and, more specifically, how it can be optimized to do what it was meant to do … be a single system. exploitation to rule them all (all being tablets and phones).

Seamless experience between tablet and phone
When Jelly Bean was announced in June, it was touted as how Google was going to merge the operating system tree fragmented by Honeycomb being a tablet-only version of Android. With the Nexus 7, Google has given users a way to comfortably browse both a phone on Jelly Bean and a tablet because of the similar interfaces, visual continuity, and the ability to have apps that look and work from consistently, whether on a tablet or phone. .

That said, what if you were using a tablet and a phone at the same time? In what ways could Google make the transition truly seamless? RootzWiki editor Ashley Glenn came up with the following hypothesis worth considering.

Suppose you write an email on your phone and decide it will be easier to do on your tablet. [Right now] you can save a draft, put your phone down, pick up your tablet, open Gmail, open drafts and continue. But why couldn’t you just turn off your phone screen, turn on your tablet screen, and find Gmail already open and drafting it with the keyboard out, especially if they’re so close to each other?

Ashley glenn

This week’s question
Ashley sentiment is what inspires this week’s FBQ … given that Google has already created a way for even a new Android user to switch from a phone on Jelly Bean to a tablet effortlessly thanks to to the streamlining of Android 4.1, what should happen next to make a physical change from your phone to your tablet seamless?

Out loud, what about an NFC compatible bracelet? Assuming you can strengthen security in the event of loss or theft, what if your Google ID is accessible from any device you recover, and once the device is dropped off, you you disconnect. You can receive an email on your phone, see it has an attachment, and grab your Nexus 7 which, as you grab it, reads your bracelet, opens your last viewed app, and lets you view the attached document on a larger screen without skipping a beat. Obviously, an idea like this has more than its share of security downsides, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

What do you think? How would you like the ability to switch between devices as if they were all yours? Is the “Cloud” Too Dangerous for All of Your Computing Needs?

If you could make this transition from tablet to phone to computer and back again immediately, how would you do it?]]>

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