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Google just announced the LG Nexus 4, the Nexus 10 and Android 4.2. The company chose to stick with calling the update “Jelly Bean” instead of giving it an entire new name. Android 4.2 includes the latest version of Google Now and is the “simplest and smartest version of Android yet,” Google said. A new Photo Sphere camera option allows you to snap shots in an entire 360-degree view for sharing with friends or via Google Maps. It also has a new gesture typing feature, which sounds a lot like Swype, Miracast for streaming media to HDTVs and more.

Google Play also now provides movies in Canada, the UK, France, Spain and Australia. Google partnered with Time to deliver People, Time, InStyle and other new magazines, as well as Warner Music Group for additional songs and artists in the music store. Google Play will also officially launch in Europe on Nov. 13.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is available on the Nexus 4 and on new Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. We presume an update for existing Nexus 7 owners will be pushed out soon.

[via Google]