Nexus 4, 10 and 7 (2012) might still be prepped for Android M, code updates reveal

Nexus 4, 10 and 7 (2012) might still be prepped for Android M, code updates reveal
Oh, Google, why do you tease us like that? Just like with the announcement that the Galaxy Nexus won't be getting Android 4.4 KitKat, Google issued a warning that Android M won't be coming to the oldie Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2012). Well, Google kept its claim when it comes to the Galaxy Nexus, but those three might have a different fate.

When fiddling around the AOSP repositories of the Nexus 10, codenamed manta, a fresh update from May 28th was found, marked as “android-m-preview.” Similar code updates were found for the Nexus 4, dubbed mako, and the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi version, known as "grouper." While Google might just be playing around with those, and the upcoming Android M build, the sheer fact that it is committing valuable resources to the aging Nexus group, might bode well for a pleasant Android M surprise for their owners at some point.

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Nexus 10
  • Display 10.1 inches
    1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Dual
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 9000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera ()
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 4325 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop


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