Asus pledges Android 4.2 update for Google Nexus 7
Coming soon says slate's supplier
Asus has confirmed that the Google Nexus 7 tablet will be getting Android 4.2 “in the very near future”.
It’s no great surprise, the 7 being a Google-branded gadget an’ all, but the new will reassure Nexus 7 owners who noted that while the new Nexus 4 smartphone from LG and the Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet, both announced a week ago, come with 4.2, the revised 7s, also unveiled last week, are listed as 4.1 devices.
Android 4.2, described by Google as “a new flavour of Jelly Bean”, will allow the Nexus 7 to play host to multiple user accounts, adds swipe-to-type keyboard entry, soups up the notification system with settings options, and introduces Miracast video-out-over-Wi-Fi technology to the tablet.
Alas, Asus isn’t saying - Google neither - when Android 4.2 will be pushed out to Nexus 7 tablets. Later this month after the version of the 7 with on-board 3G cellular connectivity ships would be our guess. ®
Of course it's getting 4.2, that's why people buy Nexus devices. Nexus devices always get the latest Android versions, as soon as they are released (4.2 isn't released yet - only announced - Nov 13th is when things start rolling).
Nexus devices continue to get the latest Android versions as soon as they are released, for as long as the device is capable of running them.
So it's a pretty safe bet that the Nexus 7 will also be rocking Android 5 next year, and a reasonable bet it will be rocking Android 6 the year after,
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Hahahahahahaha!! It took them until August to get 4.0 onto UK Xooms, even though it had been out in the US for about 6 months by then.
I'll probably look at rooting mine once it's out, the multi-profiles would mean I could share it with the other half if she wants to borrow it. Worth noting that the multi-profile support is a key benefit on Android, iPads don't do it yet, wouldn't surpise me if that's deliberate to ensure households have to buy multiple devices...