Looks like it was a false rumor?
I got the 4.1.2 OTA update not too long ago for my xoom. (the OTA updates are a huge plus!)
I too can sense a more smooth "flow" with it. Other than that, not too different so far.
LG Nexus 4 confirmed and should be announced in 6 days.
I think with the last Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Google and Verizon dropped the ball as the phone had a lot of drama. Overall I don't think carriers/Verizon want phones with no bloatware which is why you are seeing this LG Nexus, which will probably be sold through the Google Play store only.
I am rocking a Motorola Razr HD and I couldn't be happier. Point is I am not impressed with this Nexus 4 device, at all.
So here's the new stuff:
Nexus 4: http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3...e-release-date
Nexus 10: http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3...e-release-date
Nexus 7 (32GB+mobile): http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3...le-november-13
Android 4.2: http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3...s-photo-sphere
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So with 4.2, nothing really too ground breaking. The multi-user support for tablets is pretty neat. Miracast seems pretty sweet, but will take time for more TVs to incorporate it before it becomes widely used. And the new keyboard is nice, but if you have Swype its nothing really different.
Galaxy Nexus should get Android 4.2 within 2 weeks.