In Pictures: Android 4.2 - A visual guide to what's new

Google's Android 4.2 release brings bold new flavors to the Jelly Bean platform. Here's a look at the new and noteworthy features it'll bring to your device.

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Quick settings

While third-party widgets have long let you add "quick settings" panels into Android, Google makes that functionality a native part of the system with its latest OS. Android 4.2's integrated quick settings panel gives you easy access to basic system settings such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, battery status and screen brightness.

On phones, the panel is accessible via a link in the main notifications pulldown; you can also jump to it directly by swiping downward on your screen with two fingers instead of one.

On tablets, meanwhile, the main notifications panel is on the left side of the screen, while the new quick settings panel lives in a separate pulldown on the right.

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