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We just wrote about the all new Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10 Android devices that were announced by Google today with a blog post. There was a special Google event today in New York, but was cancelled due to the sudden evacuation of the Eastern Cost as the Hurricane Sandy moves towards it. And to power all this new hardware, is the new new flavour of Jelly Bean.

Android 4.2 introduces a completely new camera experience, a new form of typing that helps you power through your messages, wireless TV display sharing, multiple user support for tablets and much more. Android 4.2 takes the speed and simplicity of Jelly Bean to a different level with this new Android update. And oh, we have a few screenshots of Android 4.2 as well!

Android 4.2 Features

Let’s take a quick look at the various new features that Android 4.2 brings along with itself.

Photo Sphere Camera

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We saw the panorama feature in the Camera app by Google, starting from Android 4.0 ICS. Now, we will experience a new camera feature – Photo Sphere. With Android 4.2, you can snap pictures in any direction you want. Up, down and all around you, it’s like no camera you’ve ever seen. These pictures come together into incredible, immersive photo spheres that put you right inside the scene. You will be able to view these pictures on your Android devices, share them on Google+ or even contribute them to Google Maps for the entire world to see.

It is also reported that the Photo Gallery app has been revamped. We’ll wait till we see that by ourselves.

Gesture Typing

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This is another new features that comes built-in with the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The new keyboard allows you to just glide your finger over the letters you want to type, and lift after each word. You don’t have to worry about spaces because they’re added automatically for you.

The keyboard is smart enough to anticipate and predict the next word, so you can finish entire sentences just by selecting suggested words.

Multiple User Support

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Android 4.2 now has multiple user support which allows multiple users to use your Android tablet with their own space. Everyone can have their own homescreen, background, widgets, apps and games – even individual high scores and levels! You can switch between users in a snap.

Wireless TV Display Sharing

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Wireless TV display sharing now comes built-in with the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It allows devices to enable wireless display. You can share movies, YouTube videos, and anything that’s on your screen on an HDTV. Just connect a wireless display adapter to any HDMI-enabled TV to mirror what’s on your screen quickly and easily.

We will be doing a round-up review of all the Android 4.2 features as soon as we get our hands on the new Nexus devices – the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

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Haris lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.