Samsung might be offering some comforting news for US Galaxy S3 owners wanting the Jelly Bean update, but it seems that Google is fully focused on moving ahead with the Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie update, which will be one of the features at their LG Nexus 4 event later this month.
October has turned out to be a bumper month for gadget fans, especially those that follow the latest smartphone news, and this is due to a number of brands sending out press invites for upcoming events. This included Apple revealing an event on Oct 23 for what’s said to be an iPad mini, also Samsung launching the Galaxy Note 2 in New York on Oct 24, and finally Google holding an event on Oct 29.
You can see the invitation Google sent out in the image below, which teases by explaining, “The playground is open“, so this could mean a number of things although we know Google like to take a fun approach to revealing new technology. The full Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie features should be demoed at the end of the month, and on what should be an LG Nexus handset with 2GB of RAM and a Quad-core processor, but what some people are wondering is when the release date will be for the new Android update?
Numerous sources are claiming the Android 4.2 update could launch at the event, although this certainly won’t be the date for the majority of Samsung phones, which some users are starting to hate the long wait after Google launches an OS update. If you’re a Galaxy S3 owner, how would you feel waiting many months for this update that could release from Google in a matter of days?
It is worth noting that Microsoft has an event planned for the same day as Google, Windows Phone 8, so feel free to let us know which event you are more excited about in the comments. Google’s Oct 29 event has a start time of 7am PST, although Microsoft will start 3 hours later. We’ve included a video below that takes a look at Android 4.1.2 features, and makes some predictions for Android 4.2. What do you want to see in Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie?