New Google Nexus, Android 4.2 Rumored Launch in 30 Days

Oct 02, 2012 12:20 PM EDT

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More rumors surrounding Google's Nexus program are surfacing. The news is that consumers will see Google's new Nexus smartphone in the next 30 days.

It's also been speculated that Google might release a new Android, which may not be Android 5.0, but an improved version of the present Jelly Bean 4.1.

Currently, Jelly Bean 4.1 is run only on two smartphone variants and one tablet. The company might release it as Jelly Bean 4.2, which may have new features like multi-user login, better camera software and a new dialler.

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Google and Samsung released Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich on October 18, 2011. 

Unlike the previous year, there has been very little information on the next Nexus smartphone - details such as launch dates and who is manufacturing it are not known, Droid Life reported.

Who will be getting the go-ahead this time?

Will it be LG, HTC or Samsung? It could be Optimus Nexus, based on Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, or HTC's Incredible X 5-inch tablet, which might be called Nexus 5, Slash Gear reported. But rumors have pointed toward LG, with a specific model number LG-3960.

Another reason to believe Google is up to something is the AllThingsD's "Dive Into Mobile" conference.

Though Google's Nexus program has achieved pleasing results, it has not been so cutting-edge as to create a sense of enthusiasm in Google. Last year when Andy Rubin, Google's senior vice president appeared at the conference, the company introduced its Galaxy Nexus. He is expected to speak at this year's conference too, which starts Oct. 29.

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