What's New in Jelly Bean

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<ul><li>1.Big Android BBQ 2012Whats New in Jelly BeanCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC</li></ul> <p>2. Project Butter UI Updates @ 60 frames/second Objective: smoother UI updates Especially animations Transparent to developers No code changes to opt into Butter effects Google I/O 2012: For Butter or WorseCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 3. Project Butter Ramifications Only ~16ms Per Frame Your code on the main application thread Framework code Other interruptions (e.g., background process) Net: Get Off the Main Application Thread! Anything taking more than a few millisecondsneeds to move to background thread or beexecuted incrementallyCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 4. Project Butter &amp; Choreographer06-29 23:11:17.796: I/Choreographer(691): Skipped 647 frames!The application may be doing too much work on its main thread. Information Message in LogCat Skipped N frames * 16ms = amount of timeyou took on main application thread The more frames skipped, the more likely it isthe user will notice UI frozen and not responsive Animation/scrolling hiccupsCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 5. Expandable Notifications Alternative Visual Representation Taller, room for more text or image Optional action buttons When Appears When at top of drawer User expansion viatwo-finger swipe gestureCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 6. Expandable Notifications Styles BigTextStyle: larger amount of prose BigListStyle: subject lines, news headlines,etc. BigPictureStyle: shared photos, etc. Actions Up to three Immediate operations with fewer clicksCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 7. Expandable Notifications Creating Them Use Notification.Builder orNotificationCompat.Builder Create regular Notification Wrap in a big style Notification Wrapper inherits values from wrapped one (e.g., timestamp) Android uses one or the other based upon circumstancesCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 8. READ_LOGS Regression Before No API for reading LogCat contents SDK apps could hold READ_LOGS and useundocumented means instead Now No API for reading LogCat contents Only firmware apps can hold READ_LOGS Default: can only read own messagesCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 9. READ_LOGS Regression Effects Cannot report system error messages via ACRAand kin Limits native IDEs (AIDE, etc.), as they cannotshow messages from apps they create Reasons Privacy: too much crap getting logged Security: reduce blocking attacks Copyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 10. READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE New Permission Required if you are reading from externalstorage and do not already holdWRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Not Enforced By Default Jelly Bean: enabled in Developer Options K+: possibly enabled by defaultCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 11. READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Reason: Privacy Addressing the any app has access to ourphotos complaint Warning: No Grandfathering No indication that apps with lowtargetSdkVersion will be granted thispermission by default Users can toggle this on nowCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 12. Other Notable Changes Full Bi-Directional Text Support(no, really, honest, we got it this time!) Also custom keymaps, to surface other characters more easily Fully-Resizable App Widgets And your code gets to find out, too! Also get GridLayout and ViewStub support Improved AccessibilityCopyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 13. Other Notable Changes Android Beam Bulk content transfer, kicked off by NFC,completed by Bluetooth Google Cloud Messaging Permanent replacement for Labs C2DM Various improvements, still free Copyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 14. Other Notable Changes More Changes for Task Navigation More Options for Lights Out/Full Screen Service Discovery (WiFi, WiFi Direct) Audio Improvements (e.g., codecenumeration) Better WebView Etc. Copyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC 15. Jelly Bean/API Level 16 Uptake Presently: 1.8% (as of October 1, 2012) Short-Term Growth Upgrades from manufacturers Gingerbread contract expirations Holiday season sales Predictions 10% by February 1, 2013 25% by June 1, 2013Copyright 2012CommonsWare, LLC </p>

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