Tue. Jul 7th, 2020




Android 4.2 Being Unveiled at October 29th Google Event? There’s More, Too

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As the tech world salivates at all the happenings of October — including the highly-anticipated launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 by Microsoft and the iPad Mini and a refreshed new iPad by Apple — sources with The Next Web seem to have all the answers regarding what Google has planned for their own October 29th event.

Google may be unveiling a 32GB Nexus 7, along with a second 32GB variant that offers HSPA+/3G connectivity (which hopefully means we’ll be able to sport our favorite GSM carrier in tow). In addition, the company will be unveiling a 10″ tablet – “Codename Manta” — that they’ve been working with Samsung on, which will run the brand new Android 4.2 OS and offer an amazing 300 ppi (pixels per inch) 2560 x 1600 pixel display. The official name could be the “Nexus 10” but the name was unconfirmed as of this writing.

Next comes the LG Nexus 4 – LG’s first-ever Nexus device — which packs a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor, 4.7? 1280 x 768 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a 2100mAh battery. The Nexus 4 is also powered by the new Android 4.2.

As far as the aforementioned Android 4.2 is concerned, it looks like Google is planning to show off some new features, including a new “Content in the center” feature which allows users to access Play Store content from a widget. “Tablet Sharing” is another feature taking center stage at the event, and will allow both families and enterprise users to switch between their own user account and that of their families and/or colleagues, allowing them to have their own email and applications. Additionally, Google will add new panoramic camera settings that will update to both horizontal and vertical movements automatically.

Are you as excited about October as the rest of us yet?