Google might announce Android 4.2 next month at an event with LG, where LG will unveil the LG Optimus G Nexus according to speculations circling the market. The rumours originate from an anonymous source from Android and Me as they suggest that the unveiling might happen by the end of October.
Google had earlier retained the Nexus brand, but the rumours suggest that Google has collaborated with LG to create an extension in the existing Nexus devices, namely, Nexus 7 and Nexus Galaxy. Nexus 7 tablet was recently in the news for being developed by Asus and Google at a decreased price.
The next Nexus device is reported to ship unlocked without a mobile network carrier and could go on sale through the Google Play store in selected territories before Christmas. Google Chief, Eric Schmidt while unveiling the Nexus 7 tablet said, “Android has grown so fast it’s hard to keep up. There are now more than 500 million Android users around the world.”
LG’s previous offering, Optimus G comprises pf a 13 mega-pixel rear camera which is voice activated, in addition to a 4.7-inch screen with a sharper picture quality. The new smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core, Snapdragon processor and associates to a faster wireless network.
It is speculated that Google’s software update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will retain the name ‘Jelly Bean instead of the rumoured ‘Key Lime Pie’. The new update will feature a handful of new features like multi-user login, better camera software, and a new dialer.