Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to Debut on LG Nexus 4 Smartphone
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The Nexus program at Google was largely created so that Google could create a “reference design” for the current crop of Android devices, introducing a new version of Android with each generation. The Nexus One was the first time we saw Android 2.1 Eclair. That was followed by Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the Nexus S, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy Nexus and, most recently, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Nexus 7 tablet. But it looks like another Android version could be making its debut late this month.

There are rumors of multiple Google Nexus devices to be released this year and one of them is the LG Nexus 4. What we are hearing is that LG’s take on the Nexus family will be the first time we see Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Part of the reason why this isn’t a full-blown new version (which is going to be called Key Lime Pie) is that Android 4.2 is only an incremental update to 4.1. More specifically, it’ll be called Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Maintenance Release 1. You can think of this as the equivalent of Windows Service Packs, I guess.

Android 4.2 will get a number of security enhancements, a new version of the Gmail app, a possible updated notification bar, and other improvements, but it will largely look and feel the same way as Android 4.1.

As far as the LG Nexus 4 itself, we’re hearing that it’ll have a 4.7-inch 1280×768 True IPS display, Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core SoC, 2GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB of storage, 8MP main camera, 2MP front camera, 2100mAh integrated battery, 9.1mm thickness and 139 grams of weight. The assumption is that the Nexus 4 will be unveiled at Google’s event on October 29, so the rumors and speculation will continue to leak leading up to that date. What are your thoughts? Do you want the Nexus 4? Or are you waiting to see what the other Nexus devices look like?


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