An alpha build of the Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system has appeared on the Android Police website, showcasing alleged features of the future version.
The latest Google platform that any mobile phone user has their hands on is Android Jelly Bean 4.1.
However, many customers continue to use its predecessor Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 as updates have not been released globally.
Speculation is that this new software will first feature on the LG Nexus 4; Google is expected to host a joint event with the handset manufacturer unveiling the device and firmware some time in the near future.
It seems that a Samsung feature, whereby a drop-down menu can be accessed to quickly turn off features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, may be incorporated into the Android system.
Owners would simply need to swipe down on the notification area twice to see or change the status of certain settings.
This may mean added convenience for HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Asus, Acer and Panasonic smartphone customers.
Posted by Peter Robinson
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