[Rumor] Google to Unveil 3 New Nexus Devices at Playground Event Plus Android 4.2

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    Here is another rumor that seems to confirm previous rumors (of course that is a logical fallacy) we already caught wind of regarding the Google Playground event on October 29th. This new rumor seems to add a few more details, so here's the skinny. First, three new Nexus devices will supposedly be unveiled at the Playground event. Those devices are as follows:
    • LG Nexus 4
    • 3G Version of the 7-Inch Google Nexus 7 Tablet
    • The 10-Inch Samsung Designed Google Nexus 10 Tablet
    Alongside these device announcements, Google will supposedly also announce Android 4.2 at that time. Here's a list of leaked details regarding this new version of Jelly Bean:
    • improvements to Google Now that includes some location awareness;
    • notification improvements that will enable reading an entire message in the notification area;
    • UI improvements for larger tablets;
    • keyboard improvements;
    • profiles for tablets and possibly phones;
    • access to Play Store content via a widget; and
    • support for vertical panoramic photos.
    It's possible that this is all they will announce at the event, but it is also possible that they will finally share their multi-nexus plan and further announce future Nexus devices for other OEMs. It's coming into view on the horizon now, and we will know for sure in just about a week! What do you guys think?

    Source: NexusTablets.net via Androidandme
     
  2. johnomaz

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    3G version of N7...really, 3G? If the price stays the same, fine...but if it goes up even $50, it should have been LTE/3G.
     
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    What do I think? I think I'll have 4.2 on my phone in a few days!! DancingNexus
     
  4. mountainbikermark

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    It'd be nice if they said "we heard your complaints, listened, and decided to go back to using the Android Market name".

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  5. zomnomnombie

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    I understand why they rebranded but I think Google Market or Google Store or something to that effect would have been better.
     
  6. sb1831

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    So they're going to release 4.2 but it's still Jelly Bean? Does this not make sense to anyone else?
     
  7. zomnomnombie

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    They've done this before with Eclair (2.0 and 2.1) and with Honeycomb (3.0 and 3.1).
     
  8. 4low4fun

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    Sounds like they're not really changing much. Just a couple tweaks and bug fixes. When they unleash "project roadrunner" is probably when they will change the name.
     
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    Profiles is huge. To be able to have one or two tablets per household that everyone can log into & check their email is really cool. Makes buying a high end tablet for the family for christmas a real possibility for many households.