If own a Google Nexus 7 and have been waiting for the Android 4.2 update, we have bad news for you. The update has been delayed and ASUS (the maker of the tablet) blames Google.
The update was originally announced to arrive on the 29th of October. ASUS says, “We’re still waiting on Google for the update.
It makes it clear that the fault was not on their part, saying, “We haven’t put out an official statement as it is a software issue rather than hardware.”
They add the update “is expected shortly,” despite Google not yet announcing when to expect the update.
Android version 4.2 is a minor update to version 4.1 also known as Jelly Bean. Android 4.2 debuted on new Nexus devices, the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. The Nexus 4 is a smartphone running Android in its vanilla form made by LG, while the Nexus 10 is a new Nexus tablet created by Samsung.
Android 4.2 brings new features such as a SWYPE-like keyboard, Photo Sphere, and new user accounts. It also brings a few improvements.
Photo Sphere is a camera feature that allows users to snap a photo with an extreme panoramic view, which shows everything from the front to the back by spinning around. New user accounts is a feature only found on Nexus 10. It allows users to set a different users account for other people using the tablet. This prevents them from seeing anything private or accidentally deleting files.
Both new Nexus devices are Google’s answer to the iPhone and iPad. They offer more powerful hardware at a more affordable price. The Nexus 4 will set you back £240. The Nexus 10 will set you back £320. The Google Nexus 4 has just been awarded the CNET Editor’s Choice award.
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