Rumor: Google To Debut Android 4.2 With New LG Device

Google will release Android version 4.2 in November, according to a report by Android and me. The new Android version will be released in a joint event hosted by Google and LG Electronics which will see the launch of LG’s first Nexus device. LG Optimus G Nexus, as it is said be called, will be based on the LG Optimus G smartphone which the company launched last month. The information comes from one of Android and me’s trusted sources.

LG latest flagship smartphone the Optimus G, has some of the best specifications found in any existing smartphone. Features are as follows:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280×768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • Memory: 32GB
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Cameras: 13.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
  • Battery: 2,100 mAh
  • Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC

The report states the new Nexus device from LG will have similar specifications, but with some modifications to qualify as a Nexus device. As with all Nexus devices, Optimus G Nexus will have stock Android 4.2. It will also come with dedicated 64 MB of secure memory for media streaming and finally, the hardware will be capable of supporting Android version 5.0, which is rumored to come out by fall next year.

Android and me’s sources did not provide much in the form of details regarding the event, but they did reveal that Android 4.2 will not be very different to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The few updates that will be found in Android 4.2 will include, a revised Google Play Store, improved power management and a new feature called “customization center.” This new feature will allow users to easily choose between stock Android skin and specific manufacturer skins. Also, home screens in Android 4.2 is said to come in the form of tabs instead of being one single unit. Apart from these, the UI will be same as Jelly Bean.

Source: Android and me