THE latest Android operating system, Jelly Bean, is now available and users should start receiving the automatic system download on compatible Android phones.
Jelly Bean comes with a list of improvements and one of the most noticeable new features is Google Now.
Google Now comes with a range of personal assistant tools as well as voice recognition.
Google Now learns more about you each time you use it so the more you use it the more useful it becomes.
One of the nice things about it is that the phone is listening for you to say "Google" and then Google Now becomes activated and ready to listen to your commands.
Google states: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet.
"Jelly Bean improves on the simplicity and beauty of Android 4.0 and introduces a new Google search experience on Android."
Android became the world's leading smartphone operating system in 2010 and now with more than 1 million device activations each day it continues to grow rapidly.
* James Trusler is a director of Foneology