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.

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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  • 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
  • Display 4.7 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4460 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1750 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3


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