Is Google testing Android 4.2?

Is Google testing Android 4.2?‘Tis the season for crazy rumours, m’friends. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) has barely touched down, but don’t let that rule out an even newer new version of Google's ubiquitous OS.

We’re hearing that Mountain View is testing Android 4.2 – and has been for a couple of months.

That’s the story according to Android Authority, thanks to – somewhat ironically – Google Analytics, in combination with data pulled from its own server logs.

The site appears to have had 48 visits from devices running Android 4.2, starting mid-August and spiking as we move into October.

Interestingly, AA is in a position to shed light on the individual Android 4.2 devices. We have the Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.

The big surprise, however, is the entry-level Samsung Galaxy Y. Is it officially being upgraded to Jelly Bean? I guess so.

There’s also the mysterious Occam and Manta, thought to be a Motorola Razr smartphone (dare we say Nexus Razr?) and Motorola tablet respectively.

And what the heck is Android 4.2? Well, it's tipped to be an incremental upgrade as opposed to Key Lime Pie. Meanwhile, Jelly Bean is estimated to be on a mere 1.8% of devices. Just saying.

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