Six features you don’t want to miss in Android 4.2

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Android 4.2 is full of new features, some are fairly minor, such as the Settings shortcut in the notification bar. Other features, such an improved photo editing process, are bound to have a bigger impact on the overall user experience.

Here are five new features you can find in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with the sixth item being a workaround should you decide against lock-screen widgets.

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Developer Options Developer Options is an important settings menu for developers and those who like to fiddle with their Android device. For whatever reason in Android 4.2, Google hid the Developer Options menu in the Settings. But all is not lost; you’re only a few taps away from getting it back.

Read: Restore the Developer Options menu in Android 4.2

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Lock screen widgets From the beginning, widgets have been a key part of the Android experience, and up until Android 4.2 those widgets were only available on the home screen. Now users can add Gmail and Calendar preview widgets to their lock screen, among others. You’ll also be able to launch the camera app with a single swipe after waking up your device.

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