News by Andrew Kameka on Monday October 29, 2012.
|Sponsored links, if any, appear in green.|
Were it not for Hurricane Sandy leading to the cancellation of Google's planned Playground event today, I would be in New York City getting a hands-on demo of the LG Nexus 4. Sadly, the weather prevented that from happening, but a Swedish website had better luck and managed to record a video of the LG Nexus 4 prior to today.
Minutes before publishing this post, the video was marked private and is no longer available to stream, but thousands managed to see two new Android 4.2 features before the video was taken down. One change demonstrated was the ability to switch between User accounts. The notification pull down window has a feature that can switch to a different user profile, presumably to load settings, apps, and themes unique to a user. A family sharing a device, or someone who prefers to keep work and personal experiences separate, could set up Android to custom tailor different experiences. The notification window also showed a second menu that enables quick settings for turning on Airplane mode, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. HTC, Samsung, and LG have all built similar features into their devices, but this marks the first time that the settings shortcut has been incorporated into stock Android.
Google has not yet announced when it will host a new launch event for the Nexus, but the hands-on video has confirmed previous rumors about features that were set to appear in Android 4.2. One can only hope that Google manages to host a new event soon and unveil the rest of what's new in Android 4.2.via: AndroidGuys
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.