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If there's one thing to say about The Verge, it's that they're already known for world-class reporting in the realm of all things tech. It's clear that Google thinks so, too, as they gave Verge editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky a personal tour of the new Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Android 4.2. This is a first look at what to expect from the devices, some of the thought process behind the design of both the N4 and N10, as well as some not-yet-highlighted features of Android 4.2, like lockscreen widgets and the quick settings panel.

Oh, and Matias Duarte has a beard. Keep it real, Matias - it suits you.

[The Verge]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Kris

    Eagerly await the GTKA for 4.2! I imagine Google won't waste time releasing 4.2 for the other Nexus devices so hopefully won't have to wait until release day.

  • Abhigyan Banerjee

    I absolutely love the idea of lockscreen widgets built into stock Android.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

      Nice idea and can be useful, but many times a lock screen is there to LOCK others from using or reading your personal stuff, the Gmail widget on the lock screen is so anti-privacy :)

      • BrandoHD

        Then don't use it, lol

      • Freak4Dell

        You can choose which widgets to use. Just don't use anything you don't want to use.

      • Jon Garrett

        maybe it will just show how many. or you could not us it. Id love to have widgets on the lock screen and dont know why its taken so long.

        - time
        - weather
        - reminders/notifications

    • lbrfabio

      at least something wasn't leaked lol

    • IncCo

      mostly excited about the camera feature.. pretty handy

      • Abhigyan Banerjee

        I saw terrible pixellation on the demo shots on the Android website.

        • Nexusfan

          Again, It's not a final, sony does have pretty good sensors and it could very well have been a software issue. So we will wait and see.

    • http://twitter.com/Malcolmest Malcolmest

      Widgetlocker does this with several options. Tons of different slider options from Gingerbread to Jellybean, also Sense sliders, and an iOS style one. I love having my calendar events right there and also choosing which targets I want on my JellyBean slider.
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.widgetlocker&hl=en

      • Abhigyan Banerjee

        I know about Widgetlocker. But it's just better if it's in stock.

  • http://twitter.com/wstrmn Marc

    When will the sources be released? Does anybody know ?

    • heat361

      I'm thinking on November 13 and if you have a nexus you should expect an ota starting that day

  • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

    This is just awesome!
    Loving the Nexus 4!
    Can anyone please tell me if the Nexus 4 would be available in India & its price range?

  • Freak4Dell

    It's always nice to see Matias talk about his work. You can tell that he really has a passion for this, and it reflects in his products.

  • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

    Am I the only thinking that Nexus 10 looks a bit ugly?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797830564 Michael Ward

      yes you are.

    • Thomas’

      The back, yeah. It's really not that good looking. The front is quite nice, imho.

    • MindFever

      No...I find its design inconsistent with other nexus devices

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743458418 Colton Clark

    good video. Really liked it

  • http://www.whatupgoingon.com Greg Macek

    This was a great interview/walkthrough of the new products. Gets me more excited about the Nexus 4 than I was previously.

    Did I miss it or has there been no official word on when 4.2 is making it onto current Nexus devices (like my N7)?

    • http://twitter.com/tyrellaagard Tyrell Aagard

      It will come. They probably just don't want to set an exact date to it until they are 100% positive it's going to happen then. By the end of the month, I think it's safe to say that the Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, and maybe even the Nexus S will all be running 4.2.

  • gzup

    quick settings aka CM's status bar widgets toggles

  • Alex Fiorani

    I'm arriving in the US the exact day the Nexus 4 will be available to purchase. Does anyone know how long will it take the phone to be delivered, since I'm only staying there for 3 weeks.