Samsung GALAXY Nexus, Google Nexus 7 already running Android 4.2?

Samsung GALAXY Nexus, Google Nexus 7 already running Android 4.2?
Earlier on Friday, we reported to you about some of the rumored features expected to becoming on Android 4.2, including the focus on longer battery life. It seems that some current devices, like the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and Google Nexus 7 have been testing out the new build. This shows up in the server traffic logs of Android Police. It also makes a lot of sense since as Nexus devices, they should be among the first to be receiving the Android 4.2 update.

Android Police's server traffic log came up with several devices running Android 4.2

Android Police's server traffic log came up with several devices running Android 4.2

Now, enter the Motorola Occam. Cleverly named after the Occam's Razor prinicple, this will obviously be a RAZR device. Like the Nexus devices, it was seen on the server traffic log of Android Police. By the way, Occam's Razor merely means that if there are two theories that make the same prediction, the more simple one is best. And what could be more simple than a Nexus device uncomplicated by any manufacturer's skin. So, the theory is that the Motorola Occam is a Nexus version of the Motorola RAZR M or perhaps the Motorola RAZR HD.

Another device, the Manta, runs Android 4.2 and is believed to be a tablet due to the lack of the 'mobile' name in the UA string. Manta is short for manta-ray which fits in perfectly with the code names for the Motorola XOOM tablet. Stingray was the Wi-Fi version of the tablet and Wingray was the variant for the tablet that uses the Verizon data network. On the other hand, the Google Nexus 7 had a code name of grouper, so this could be anything from a larger 10 inch Google Nexus tablet, to a Motorola Nexus tablet.

Hopefully, we won't have too much longer to find out the details about Android 4.2 and which models will be among the first to be powered by the next build of Android.

source: AndroidPolice via Phandroid

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38 Comments

1. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Great. I wana see what are the new features.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1573; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

longer battery on Anroid? I would love that bring it on anytime.

3. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

first rumor of a Moto Nexus? sweet, i think that device can't go wrong since both hardware and software are controlled by Google.

36. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

No dude, It could go wrong, After Google acquired the motorola mobility they just released ICS flavored Razr HD series and Razr M shipping without the latest jellybean out of the box. Google doesn't want to make other OEMs think that it gives more priority to its own controlled OEM. So the Nexus Moto would be as good as others. But It will be nothing spectacular as you think. : )

4. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Ohhh boy! ....Googlerola RAZR Nexus Maxx on the way?

26. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

You forgot the HD ;) Google Motorola RAZR Nexus HD Maxx. Seeing as each android release has brought better battery life without it being a feature, if this release has it as a feature it must be a considerable increase which combined with a Maxx device from motorola or Galaxy Note 2 will mean insanely long battery life!! :)

5. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Anything to get a battery fix, not diggin the battery on the s3

11. baldilocks

Posts: 1462; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Are you kidding? I get almost 7 hours of screen time with my GS3. You must be doing something wrong....

18. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

You probably don't have LTE in your area

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i get about 5 on my Nexus and that's not even as good as my Razr so i could see that being about right for an SIII.

27. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Galaxy S3 has larger battery and more efficient CPU than the nexus which I own

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i know. why do you think i said 7 hours should be about right for the SIII after saying i get 5 hours on my Nexus? i have the Extended Battery btw, same size as the SIII.

35. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I get easily 9 hours on HSPA+ in my area with the S3. You just have to learn to manage your battery life right

28. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I've dropped 5% in the last 20 minutes on my s3. The only con so far. Lte is great tho. Destroys the wimax I had on my evo3d.

29. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If he has LTE turned off thats one thing I could see the better battery life. If he has it on and is not in an lte area (granted if his is lte capable can't remeber if all gs3 ware made to use lte or just some models so correct me if I am wrong) it was actually use more battery because it is constantly surching for the LTE connection.

6. phljcnth

Posts: 552; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Must be a food name...Kiwi pie or Kangaroo shake

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Kandy Cane

10. phljcnth

Posts: 552; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Or Kellogg's Frosted Flakes

34. vicorama

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Kumkwat! hahaha

17. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Most common possibility I've heard is Key Lime Pie. Of all K desserts, I'd pick Klondike...if only it wasn't copyrighted. Damn, now I want a Klondike bar. :p

22. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

it is copy right! i wish google will look outside the usual english desserts.. there are so many dessert that start in "K" there's actually "Kransekake" a danish form of cake and "kozunak" and also "kuglof" i hope it wont be a problem by americans on how they will pronounce it! coz "key lime pie" doesnt catch like ICS... but i hope it will be "kuglof" looks delish!

23. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1222; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

KajuKatli may be...

25. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

they dont use names of Indian desserts

33. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Khoya kulfi aka kk

32. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Kangaroo shake?? WTF lol must be an Aussie thing

8. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

If Motorola made a Nexus phone I would definitely be interested.

9. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

So is this still Jelly Bean or Jelly and Ice Cream ?

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this is still JB because if you'll notice the build numbers have the letter "J" in front of them. this will probably be like when the Droid launched with Android 2.0 which was Eclair and then the Nexus One came out a few months later with Android 2.1 which was still Eclair.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

imagine it. a Motorola Nexus with a huge battery and Project Roadrunner...i am all over that like a fat kid on cake ya'll.

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

haaha project roadrunner would seem kinda irrelevant to a razr phone wouldnt it? lolz moto jus needs smooth performance, better camera, and earlier updates and they're good to go!

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