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5.2 potential features of Android 4.2 outed, including battery improvements

0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2012, 18:01 posted on

We just heard about the potential existence of Android 4.2, which could accompany the new line of Nexus devices coming in the next couple months, and already there are some rumored features of the update swirling around the interwebs. Let's walk through the new features, and the likelihood that we'll see them in the next iteration of Android...

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 20:39 1

23. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


All this news is getting me excited, can't wait till November.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 20:58

28. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I still do not know what will be my next smartphone (I just know it will be an Android), but I'm already tremendously excited about it! The new models that already came out this year are fantastic!

If they actually launch several Nexus this year, and the rumors of Android 4.2 are true, I will cry tears of joy... And I'll probably need to sell my body to buy a Nexus with the prices they charge here in my country... The Galaxy Nexus, NOW, costs about US$535.00 :-/

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 21:01 1

29. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Will my gnex get it?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 22:24

31. nwright94 (unregistered)


Gonna have to flash this onto my kindle fire as soon as its available :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 22:35

32. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


if it just an update like froyo 2.2 to gingerbread 2.3, it is okay. but an upgrade would just force us as consumer should buy a full spec phone just like pc so we worry not about any upgrade os even it means wipe all previous data, but we can still get latest update. but the price will not affordable as before. the upgrade was OVER USED AS SUING BECOME OVER USED NOWADAYS.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 22:47 1

33. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I bet 4.2 will be called, "Kandy Cane" since it will be released right before the Holidays. Another reason is that we saw a floating candy cane in the jelly bean easter egg.http://cdn.redmondpie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/candycane.jpg

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 23:46 2

35. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


An interesting idea. Gingerbread would work for your theory of the holiday timing, but Ice Cream Sandwich doesn't really make sense. Besides, I'm not sure Google would go with an unaccepted spelling of Candy Cane just to really hit the holiday theme.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 23:32 1

34. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I already have great battery life now on all three of my Android JB devies:
DROID RAZR
CAPTIVATE
Nexus 7

But, anything to increase battery life is welcomed.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 23:35

42. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)


What JB rom are you using on your razr, I just picked on up yesterday and i need to get it caught up with the new hotness.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 00:33 1

36. kanagadeepan (Posts: 945; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


I am waiting for RazrMAXX_HD-NEXUS...

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:31 1

38. Vangmay_j (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


if this allows to revert to stock ui and to choose between company ui or any other or stock ... so this means google can send out stock updates as soon as the nexus devices get ( a week or two from announcement?) and later the companies can update the devices with their ui and even then you can choose stock .. take that apple

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:10

39. deathgod (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


What I'm really waiting for is a region free play store. If I can purchase apps' then why can't I purchase magazines or videos or books? A $ is a $ no matter where in the world my phone or tablet is.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:45

40. cGmC11 (Posts: 143; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


With this new info, not make more sense that the next LG Nexus G will have the 5" 1080p display showed early this year with mass production in the second half of this year?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/27/lg-display-five-inch-1080p/

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 22:47

41. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


lmfao.. the level of fragmentation is getting ridiculous. It's also the main reason a lot of developers won't touch android.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 07:41

44. mittalmailbox (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Hey Google just takeover the updation thing from vendors to your hand. Vendors just suck at proving updates.

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