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Report: 32GB Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Android 4.2 To Appear At Google Event

Google has a surprise coming up on October 29, and now we might know what it is. All of it. According to reports by The Next Web, it includes a 3G Nexus 7, Android 4.2, the new LG Nexus and maybe even some 10-inch tablet talk.

An unnamed source revealed to The Next Web that Google has been sending around a video relating to the October 29 announcement, and apparently this little clip spills the beans. What beans you ask? A whole bunch of them.

  • On the Nexus 7 front, Google is reported to finally be revealing the 32GB Nexus 7 we’ve all been hearing so much about. In addition to your standard model, there will also be a HSPA+ (3G) model, which is turning me green with envy.
  • When it comes to bigger tabs, sources confirm Google has been working with Sony on a 10-incher that’s currently going by the codename “Manta” and probably ultimately called the Nexus 10. Probably. It will run Android 4.2 (Key Lime Pie) and rock a 2560×1600 display, which could boast more pixels per inch than the iPad. Whether this tab will just be announced or actually show up at the event is still up for grabs.
  • Then there’s the long-rumoured LG Nexus 4, which will apparently live up to the hypothesised specs with a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 4.7-inch 1280×768 display and an 8MP rear-facing camera. Naturally, as a Nexus, it will also get Android 4.2.
  • Lastly, there’s the juice about Android 4.2 itself. Apparently, it will support panoramic photos with horizontal or vertical movement by default (take that iOS!) as well as multi-user functionality, aimed at facilitating tablet-sharing among families.

That’s quite the meaty selection of rumours, and we’ll have to wait until October 29 to see how they all play out, but you can bet we’ll be there and ready to beam all that goodness back to you. Here’s to hoping it’s all as good as it sounds like it might be. [The Next Web]


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