As part of our review of the Nexus 4, we noted there would be another update to Android before these things went final. As customers first boot the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 over the next few days, they will be required to update the device to the latest version of Android 4.2 that brings features Google has previously covered:
- Lock screen widgets: Customize your lock screen with widgets that let you see your calendar and email, recognize music with Sound Search and more. Third-party developers can make widgets, too. Capture the moment by unlocking directly to your camera for quick photos.
- Multi-user support: Share your tablet with friends and family, with separate customizable spaces for each person. Just turn on your tablet and tap your photo to sign in to your own homescreen, apps, email, photos and storage. Customizing your home screen is easy. Choose a wallpaper, add favorite apps and games from Google Play, create folders and arrange beautiful widgets just the way you like them – it’s as easy as drag and drop.
The update has just hit our review devices and adds the new lock screen widgets that allow users to see their calendar, email, music, and quickly open the camera. Additionally, Google said the Nexus 10 would gain multi-user support that will allow users to specifically set up their Nexus 10. These features were not available to us while we were reviewing the device last week.
A Google spokesperson confirmed that upon first boot, customers would be required to update. Eventually, Nexus 4 and 10s will come with this update pre-installed.
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