Jelly Bean is a modest update, that adds a few social, recommendation and content services to Ice Cream Sandwich's already strong Android offering.
Google Now works incredibly well, People helps organise contacts, Currents is a great service that streamlines your daily news reading, plus all the same ICS features.
Google Music doesn't currently work in the UK.
Google's latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system launched alongside the company's Nexus 7 tablet.
As noted in our review, the Nexus 7 is debatably the first tablet to bring a truly compelling Android offer to the UK market, boasting amazing technical specifications for as little as £159.
One of the biggest changes Google's made for Jelly Bean is an increased emphasis on multimedia content and the Play Store.
Jelly Bean's user interface comes preloaded with a number of custom recommendation widgets and media shortcuts. The recommendation widgets are located on the device's main home screen and automatically cycle through various book, movie and apps recommendations.
The widgets contain shortcuts to the Google Play Store, which has been markedly improved for Jelly Bean, offering a host of books and videos. Running through them we're really impressed with the selection of books. Surfing the free section we found pretty much every classic we would ever want to read and the paid section contained all the latest titles.
The movie store is slightly less impressive, with even Microsoft's Zune media service boasting a significantly better stocked catalogue. Google has pledged to increase the amount of content on the store and it was only when we began searching for esoteric, cult titles that we noticed a real shortage.
One key area the store is lacking in is its music library. Google is yet to launch its Google Music service in the UK, meaning you can't purchase albums using its pre-built music app.