Re: Great review of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
It's getting better and better!
One thing I'm sceptical about is Google Now.
It's quite smart and handy but it'll scan through all your personal data and then present you personalized information.
Like when you haven't eaten yet it can present you the location of restaurants, stuff like that.
Little by little it keeps getting more intrusive, like in ICS/4.0 the stock browser will automatically sign you in for Google web services and I haven't yet found a way to turn that off.
Luckily Google Now is still disabled by default but it'll be just a matter of time/another major update that they flip that switch.
But I agree with you, the biggest annoyance is that the manufacturers take way too long to bring out updates.
I just got updated to ICS last week so it will probably take them another half year to prepare the jelly bean, if they will ever.