Google has just announced a handful of new devices including the Samsung Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4, and both of them will be running Android 4.2 out of the box. What’s new in Android 4.2? It turns out there’s a lot that’s new with this latest installment of Jelly Bean, so read on to find out what you can expect once you’re using a handset that features the newest version of the Android operating system.

Perhaps one of the coolest additions in Android 4.2 is that of photo spheres, a feature that allows you to use the camera on your device to snap images all around you. Those images come together to form these so-called photo spheres, which can then be viewed on your phone or shared to Google Plus. You can even upload them to Google Maps if you feel so inclined, letting people from around the world view your handiwork.

Android 4.2 also tosses gesture typing into the mix, which allows you to type by swiping your finger from letter to letter on the keyboard. Once you’ve finished swiping to all of the letters in a word, lifting your finger will make the word appear on-screen and even insert a space for you. Through the use of new tools in Android 4.2, your keyboard will actually predict the rest of your sentences, allowing you to simply select suggested words to finish up your messages. Pretty neat if you ask us.

Of course, Android 4.2 also comes with support for multiple user profiles if you’re using a tablet, which is a feature we’ve known about for quite some time. There are plenty of other features to find in Android 4.2, so be sure to check out Google’s full run down of what’s new for more information. Are you excited for the launch of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean?


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