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Android 4.2.2 Makes Another Video Appearance, Doesn’t Show Off Much



The next version of Android, no matter how small, is always big news to fans so it’s a bit odd that the only sightings we have seen of Android 4.2.2 is a slight mention last week. Today we get another glimpse of the newest build, but the video that it is in doesn’t show off any new features. In fact, the build number is kept to a slight showing of it near the end of the Nexus 4 walkthrough. 

At this point we know next to nothing about 4.2.2 other than that it might be coming sometime in the future. With such a small upgrade in the build number it’s questionable how much is going to change as far as code goes, but Google usually doesn’t make a new build number unless they absolutely have to. If you are just dying to see the .2 in the system settings, it is shown at around 6 minutes in.

What do you think Google is doing with this next update?


Via: Engadget

  • probably not much to see because it’s the Euro version of JB 4.2 etc. and it’s diff. than what we can expect from JB 4.2 in USA.

  • Tyler

    I hope this 4.2.2 extends to the Nexus 10, so many freezes and bugs on lockscreen. Almost every time i listen to music i get a random reboot and the music lockscreen widget doesn’t work either.

    • Rodeojones000

      Have you unlocked/rooted your Nexus 10? I ask because once I did, and then subsequently loaded AOSP browser (getting rid of Chrome) my freezes became nearly nonexistent. Also, if you haven’t done so, disable Currents. It’s known to cause problems. I’m currently running the new AOKP build that was just released for the N10 two days ago and it’s running perfectly. Give it a try.

      • Tyler

        I havn’t unlocked my device yet. But I will try disabling Currents and maybe Chrome and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion.

        • Rodeojones000

          If you do disable Chrome you’ll need a 3rd party browser (must be rooted to get AOSP browser running). Dolphin and Boat are 2 good ones.

          • Tyler

            Yup. I’m not too much of a fan of AOSP browser (at least on Gnex). But yeah right now i have Firefox beta on my phone and Chrome beta on my phone and tablet. 🙂

  • Djkoz1978

    Awesome now Verizon can be 4 updates behind on the Galaxy Nexus! I’m so happy I went with Verizon and the way they take so long and say it’s because they need to make sure all the bugs are out of the update even though the last 3 updates were minor updates with a few new features so apparently that takes going on 4 months when it only took the other Nexus devices a month? Verizon sucks! We should already have those updates and if Verizon would put it up on the internet instead of making everyone get the OTA I think some of us would get it faster. But what do I know?

  • mechapathy

    And the countdown for the Toro GNex update to 4.2 goes back up.

  • Jim McClain

    running paradigm 2.4 , which is 4.1.2 and its just to perfect to mess with

    • SeanBello

      I’m sure, but this is 4.2.2 lol

      • Its a pity that 4.2.x is garbage to begin with. Hopefully 4.2.2 clears up a lot of its issues. Oh and we have a 4.2.1 rom in testing 😉

      • Jim McClain

        I know, but I’m guessing its still buggy, to soon to jump

  • Can we get a Mongoloid in here to translate this?

  • SeanBello

    hopefully bug fixes. I’m so fed up with the wifi and bluetooth issues

    • Jwhap

      What ROM?

  • snowblind64

    Maybe there is a new hardware revision of the Nexus 4. They released an update when they revised the Nexus 7 hardware to fix the power management chip. This could explain the long disappearance of the Nexus 4 from the Play Store.

  • Jim

    It would be nice if it fixes the bluetooth problem on the nexus 7

  • I couldn’t watch it…

  • Seth Merritt

    Jellybelly ROM for toro was updated today with 4.2.2. I was skeptical but hes a good dev. Not sure what motivation anyone would have to lie about it. ROM fliest too. He mentioned that 4.2.2 works out all the performance bugs we have all been complaining about.

    • ArrTooDeeToo

      I’m skeptical of this. How is that even possible?

    • Christian

      I’m not buying into anything until it’s pushed by Google 😛

    • cancerous_it

      I hope this is true. I tried 2 different 4.2.1 ROMs and went back to 4.1.2 because the 4.2 roms were so buggy.

      • David Verba

        Which did you try?

    • I call BS unless its some hacky port. Its not on AOSP.

    • Its not full 4.2.2 since its not pushed to aosp. Its more like 4.2.1 with some things from 4.2.2.

    • polioman

      I believe it. I’m looking forward to the performance fixes. My Nexus hasn’t been as smooth since I upgraded from 4.1 to 4.2.

      • Jwhap

        What ROM are you on? I am running shiny 4.2.1 works perfect, no issues that I have come across.

    • TheDrunkenClam

      This is seriously such an under rated ROM here in the droid life community. Glad to see it mentioned. Been running jelly belly since July. .

    • disqus_DoOK3DuXzS

      I am also running “4.2.2” on Jellybelly 12.0. Holy nuts. I have never had a rom fly this fast in my entire life. No hang-ups, no lag, no dropped frame rates. Battery is also significantly better. I have no idea what changes there were, whether it is really 4.2.2 or not. I don’t care. It blows anything and everything out of the water.

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    I hope they fixed that one bug on my tablet. You know, the one where the navigation buttons are in the middle of the bar…

    • Rodeojones000

      There’s already a fix for that, assuming the tablet you refer to is a Nexus 7 or 10. The fix is known as custom ROMs. There are quite a few that give you the option of the traditional tablet UI (I’m personally using the newly created AOKP).

  • My guess is bug fixes and performance improvements.

  • John

    Bug fixes. I’ll take it either way.

    Also, I don’t think he turned the phone enough

  • Not me

    How many times can this guy show the back of the phone??

    • K Boogie

      Seriously, dude is flipping the phone like the back changes colors or something…