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Google Event to Debut Samsung Nexus 10, Android 4.2 and LG Nexus 4, Says Report

by Sean P. Aune | October 21, 2012October 21, 2012 11:30 am PST


According to a new report, the Google event to be held on Oct. 29 in New York City is going to be a busy one with the unveiling of new hardware as well as software.

An anonymous source speaking with The Next Web spoke with the site and said that Google has been informing its employees of its plans for the Oct. 29 event. It sounds like a rundown of just about every rumor we have been hearing as of late, and it sounds exciting.

Android 4.2 definitely appears to be real, but instead of being called Key Lime Pie as had been rumored ages ago, it will instead keep the Jelly Bean moniker that was introduced with 4.1. There have been precedents for this happening with Android in both 2.0/2.1 (Eclair) and 3.0/3.1/3.2 (Honeycomb), so it isn’t unheard of. The new version is said to allow for multiple user accounts on the same device, a new Play Store widget and improved panoramic photos.

On the hardware side of things, the LG Nexus 4 which has been showing up in photos after photos will make its debut with Android 4.2 in tow. It will also be joined by the 32GB Nexus 7 that has been turning up everywhere, and it will come in both Wi-Fi and HSPA+ flavors.

The Nexus 10 from Samsung that was first rumored back in June, but only picked up real steam earlier this month, will indeed be present at the event. The device is said to be known as “Codename Manta” internally at Google and will be running Android 4.2, have a 2560X1600 resolution and have a PPI (pixels per inch) of around 300, meaning it will clock in above the New iPads 264.

While all of this does come from an anonymous source, The Next Web seems fairly confident in the information. We will be on hand at the event on Oct. 29, so be sure to check in with TechnoBuffalo for all of the news and announcements as they happen.

[via The Next Web]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...