Google to release a new Android update with LG Optimus G Nexus next month

According to rumors, Google is preparing to release a new update to its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Android 4.2 update is a small update and will offer small improvements such as better power management, a new version of the Google Play store and maybe a theme manager that will allow users to choose between a stock Android theme or a customized one from the manufacturer. Regardless, the new version name is unknown for now and may stay as Jelly Bean while next year’s version 5.0 may be referred as Key Lime Pie.

Another rumor is that LG and Google will introduce next month this new update during a conference where LG will launch its latest Android device – the Optimus G Nexus based on last month Optimus G. The new device will be running Android 4.2 and will be LG’s first Nexus phone.


Supposedly, Google is now allowing manufacturers to create Nexus devices as long as they adhere to strict standards. One of the requirements is that the device must be a stock Android with at least 64 MB of secure memory for media streaming. Manufacturers will still have the option of customizing the device to their own brand thanks to the new customization center.

Meanwhile, if the LG Optimus Nexus G is really based on the Optimus G from last month, its specifications should be quite interesting. For now, the Optimus G comes with a 4.7-inch screen, running on a quad-core Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage. It also come with an impressive 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Now that should make an interesting Nexus device. Just wondering what other Nexus devices will become available in the near future; in particular the Galaxy Nexus 2. And you? What do you think about this whole Nexus program regulations? Good or bad for the Nexus brand? Let us know!