updated 06:23 pm EDT, Sun October 21, 2012
Variety of Nexus devices, Android 4.2k
Google's October 29 event will see a slew of new and upgraded Nexus devices, as well as a new upgrade to the search giant's Android operating system. This according to sources with knowledge of Google's plans, who say that Google will be officially revealing an LG-made Nexus phone and a 32GB Nexus 7, both of which have been leaked in considerable detail. Google is also said to be planning to release a 10-inch tablet to compete more directly with Apple's iPad.
Sources familiar with Google's plans tell The Next Web that Google has been internally circulating a video detailing the devices it will be showing off next week. The 32GB Nexus 7 is all but a certainty, having already shown up in retailer advertisements. Reportedly, Google will also be revealing an HSPA+ version of the Nexus 7, also with a 32GB storage capacity, allowing users to connect to the Internet from anywhere with coverage.
Like the 32GB Nexus 7, the LG Nexus phone -- now known to be the Nexus 4 -- has been heavily spoiled in the run-up to its release. The device is known to feature a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and a 2100mAh battery.
The most unknown of Google's forthcoming devices, though, is a 10-inch tablet developed in partnership with Samsung. Supposedly called the Nexus 10, this tablet is believed to have shown up in server logs earlier this month. The Nexus 10 is believed to have a 2560x1600 display with a pixel density of about 300ppi, topping even that seen on Apple's 264ppi Retina iPad.
As they are all Nexus devices, the three new gadgets will all run an unskinned version of Android 4.2, which will also be debuting at the October 29 event. Android 4.2 will feature a few user interface tweaks, multiple user account functionality, improved panoramic photo capture, and an increased focus on the Google Play Store, possibly in the form of a widget. It is unknown whether or not it will get a new code name or if it will stay with the Jelly Bean moniker.