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Android 4.2.2 Shipping on Nexus 4s in Brazil and Malaysia?


According to a pair of sites in Brazil and Malaysia, some new Nexus 4 orders are arriving with an unreleased and unannounced version of Android on them. As you can see from the picture, Android 4.2.2 is showing up in the About screen, an area that we all know can be easily faked. It does seem a bit odd that sites from two different countries would report a similar story to try to deceive the world at almost the exact same time, though, so who knows, maybe it’s true. 

If Android 4.2.2 is next for the Nexus line, we can’t imagine that it would offer anything significant by way of new features. So far, no reports of 4.2.2 are including mentions of new goodies. Again, if it’s real, it could be nothing more than a bug fixer. And not to downplay the importance of bug fixers, since we know 4.2+ has had its fair share of them.

Google hasn’t said a word, and often times doesn’t on things like this. All we can hope is that an update starts to arrive on a Nexus near you in the near future.

Via:  Adrenaline | Engadget

  • jcperes

    I’m from Brazil and I can assure you all that Nexus 4 still isn’t on sale through brazilian PlayStore. There isn’t even a certain date for a launch. Rumors says it will be launched this year, but when … it’s a mistery. At the moment, brazilian PlayStore sells only apps, books and movies, but no devices. Never!
    The only way to get a Nexus 4 here is via importation. So why would only the models sent to Brazil come with 4.2.2 version and the other ones don’t ? That’s why I guess this is a fake!

  • dcdttu

    I’d KILL for some fixes.

    – Me and 2 other coworkers can’t connect to our work’s wifi (and one can’t at home)

    – You basically get one good use of Bluetooth per reboot

    – Battery life is….. temperamental? One day, 10 hours, the next, 20. No real difference in use

    – >40% of lock screen unlocks think I hit the Now button, and I didn’t. Then you wait 10 seconds for the damn screen to unlock.

  • moe6

    N4’s here (Malaysia) are grey imported from the Play Store FWIW, either “retail” or through a personal US purchasing service.

  • Pisses me off I can’t buy this phone

  • CM

    There is no official N4 in Malaysia yet. The only telco that sell N4 is pre order at the moment.

  • fadzil

    Yes it is true and already arrive in malaysia. check this link http://www.lowyat.net/2013/01/11/3624/breaking-android-4-2-2-discovered-in-nexus-4/

  • fadzil

    yes, it’s true check out this link. its already in Malaysia..

  • beto

    Sou brasileiro e a Lg ja homologou a venda do nexus 4 no Brasil e começou a fabricação no Brasil não vejo esta noticia fake..

  • I CANNOT wait for this update! I am so tired of this lag and reading through the comments it looks like this is a wide-spread issue. Now if I could just get some help on this weird notification bar bug. I can pull down the notification bar but as soon as I let go it springs back up and it will do this twice and on the third time it finally “sticks”. I thought it was just the way I pull the bar down (maybe my finger not touching all the time as I drag) but I can even recreate the bug when I have my finger firmly on the display. It may seem like a small bug but sit there for a minute trying to pull the notification bar down over and over and over….it gets REALLY aggravating!

  • Tyler

    So does this mean that my Nexus 10 will stop freezing and rebooting?

  • The biggest change you’ll notice is that the 1 has increased upwards to a 2!

  • bloopsrz

    That “4s” is pretty misleading. I thought for a second that this would back up the idea about LG making a “Nexus 4S”

  • Droidzilla

    Obvious fake. Those aren’t even real word on the screen, and there are all kinds of funny marks and stuff on the letters.

    • unsure

      not sure if trolling or just stupid

      • Droidzilla

        You may be unsure about me, but I’m sure about you.

        • T_Dizzle

          You obviously are not familiar with Portuguese as those “marks” are part of the grammar.

          • Droidzilla

            You obviously are unfamiliar with sarcasm without a “/s” marking.

          • T_Dizzle

            Guess I missed that one 🙂

    • mechapathy

      I think it’s esperanto. Ya know, the universal language!

  • ddevito

    To those who recommended Shiny 4.2.1 for my GNex, Cheers! Works great!


      I just bought a Galaxy Nexus off of Craigslist today for tethering purposes. So this is the Rom I should be loading?

      • ddevito

        I’ve only had it running for a few hours but so far this runs great. Very close to stock. Very stable.

        • Dan

          I really like AOKP, and their 4.2 build is awesome so far on my gnex.

          • tyguy829

            idk about you, but aokp 4.2 mr1 destroyed the battery life on my gnex. had to switch

        • ArrowCool

          I’ve been running Shiny since early December and haven’t had any issues so far. Great ROM, and timely updates from dev. I would recommend it to anyone with a GNex.

        • ERIC REED

          Alright when I get the chance this weekend Shiny it is… now I just got to remember how to do this stuff again!!

      • mjmedstarved

        Check out Jelly Belly 11.2; built-in tethering works without charge. 😉

        • ddevito

          so does Shiny 🙂

          • mjmedstarved

            I say JB because of how many users have been using it ritually, and how fast updates come to it.

            Just recommending what I know is good!

          • andrew borrelli

            Just installed jelly belly 12.0 based off of 4.2.2

          • mjmedstarved

            My point exactly!

      • C-Law

        Go with shiny or mmuzy. Both are close to stock. I’m running mmuzy and it’s nice. Free tethering built in too. I had jelly belly when it first came out and it was full of bugs and would occasionally lock or reboot. It might be better now but that was enough to keep me away

      • KleenDroid

        If give Atom a try.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    The headline of this story shouldn’t be about 4.2.2 . . . It should be about the N4 shipping at all. . .You Fail Google.

    • michael arazan

      T-mo is about to receive shipments of them to sell in store, from what I’ve read

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Some TMO stores already have them……. For almost twice the Play Store price off contract. There’s no upside to buying it from to mobile unless you get a contract.

  • noaimi

    here you go .. i just faked one for you LOL

    • Nice!!!! How are you liking the update? 😉

      • noaimi

        Less lag, more battery life and an extra application row in the main menu;)

        • LMAO

        • Any chance you could take a pic of the extra application row. I’m not sure I understand “main menu”. Do you mean home screen?

  • Keith0606

    It needs to come to the nexus 7 too maybe to fix some bugs, like bluetooth audio, stability improvements etc

  • rals

    I hope this is the fix that my poor sluggish nexus 7 needs.

    • JetBlue

      How is your Nexus 7 slow? My brother’s is running fine on 4.2.1 no slow downs or anything

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Mine too. I think the transitions are slower. Especially since they changed how the recent apps list transition.

        • jeesung

          too much butter 😉

        • KleenDroid

          First thing I do on all my devices is shut off all animations. I like speed.

          • Is it possible to turn off the animations on an unrooted device?

          • KleenDroid

            Yes of course

        • michael arazan

          Just played COD zombies and dead trigger on mine today with a LWP running on it, didn’t perform slow at all, 32 gb model

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            I’m talking about UI transitions.

    • Brent Cooper

      Same here. Mine has had touch screen issues ever since the 4.2 update. It ran smoother on 4.1 so I hope this will fix those issues


      Wasn’t Google Currents causing lag issues on the Nexus 7?

      • Keith0606

        mine also has it’s moments for sure. Turning off currents seemed to help me for a bit though maybe it was a placibo effect. Now mine is ok most of the time, but still strange reboots here and there, slow screen rotation and general sluggishness at times. All of which were not an issue for me pre 4.2

        • I found the app, HD widgets to be the cause of most “random” reboots on my Nexus 7. I read somewhere (can’t find the article now) that said the reboots are caused by some mishandling of location services which HD widgets updates on a regular basis. I sure hope android 4.2.2 helps these overlooked details that are beginning to drive me insane!

          • C-Law

            I have hd widgets on my nexus 7 and have never had a single reboot and I got it on the launch weekend. I’m running stock, just unlocked and rooted

          • Raven

            That was supposedly fixed by an HD Widgets update long ago, so that should no longer be the cause of any problems if you are running a recent version. I run it and I have never experienced a single random reboot on my N7 that I ordered on launch day so I don’t know if it ever was much of a problem.

        • sk3litor

          Isn’t screen rotation supposed to be a bit slow in case you didn’t mean to turn it? Thought I read that somewhere.

      • XvierX

        I tried disabling currents as well and I wanted to believe that it helped but my N7 is undeniably slow since the last update.

    • Rodeojones000

      Sluggish? Really? Got my daughter a Nexus 7 for Christmas. It’s locked running stock 4.2.1 and I’m incredibly impressed with how smooth and responsive it is.

      • We finally bought one after Christmas too after putting it off for months. Unlocked and rooted on stock 4.2.1. This thing is blazing fast. Hopefully it stays that way.

        • David Verba

          Give it a bit, that bad boy is gonna ssssssslow down heaps…