Android 4.2 update rolling out for Nexus 4 and 10 with new features

November 12, 2012
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Tomorrow is a big day for Google, with the official release date of their brand new set of Android devices. Those being the popular LG Nexus 4 smartphone, Samsung Nexus 10 tablet, and of course the wildly popular and already available Nexus 7. Today Google has just confirmed that the final shipping version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is rolling out as we speak. We have a feeling the Nexus 7 will be enjoying the same come tomorrow once it goes on sale.

We've reviewed all three of these awesome Nexus devices, and the Nexus 10 sadly did not yet have multi-user accounts that were announced with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean back in October. Neither had the lockscreen widgets yet either. Today however the update is rolling out starting tonight bringing both awesome new features to these devices.

Basically we've still not been able to enjoy the new multi-user accounts or lockscreen widgets in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, as those features weren't yet available. What this means is for all you eager Android fans waiting to see how Google's implemented these new features, stay tuned as we'll be getting some hands-on video as soon as the updates arrive here at Android Community.

Aside from all the new features we've already seen with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Reviews linked to below -- here's what we can expect with the final version of Android 4.2 that is rolling out to devices starting today:

Lock screen widgets: Customize your lock screen with widgets that let you see your calendar and email, recognize music with Sound Search and more. Third-party developers can make widgets, too. Capture the moment by unlocking directly to your camera for quick photos.
Multi-user support: Share your tablet with friends and family, with separate customizable spaces for each person. Just turn on your tablet and tap your photo to sign in to your own homescreen, apps, email, photos and storage. Customizing your home screen is easy. Choose a wallpaper, add favorite apps and games from Google Play, create folders and arrange beautiful widgets just the way you like them – it’s as easy as drag and drop.

Once the updates start arriving for all devices we'll be sure to update with additional details. For those purchasing the Nexus 4 or 10 tomorrow -- expect a neat and crisp final version of Android 4.2 waiting for you in an over the air update on first boot. Hopefully the same appears for the Nexus 7 tomorrow. Enjoy!


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  • paulertion

    Nexus 4 comes out with 4.2, isn’t it?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      yes.. this update is essentially the “shipping” or “consumer” release software. An update which added the two features that were still missing from the announcement on the 29th.

  • emartin

    what about the Miracast will be available in this update?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      yea

  • http://profiles.google.com/leemarkin Mark Lee

    i don’t know, am i the only one here think the lockscreen widgets very ugly? why do we need two home screens, one locked and one unlock?