Android 4.2.2 update reportedly coming later this month

February 5, 2013
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It appears that the last update to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean could arrive as soon as mid-February, then of course be followed by Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in May. We've heard a few tips and seen reports of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean being found on a few Nexus 4 devices, but now it appears to also be on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, 10 and Google employee phones.

According to IBTimes, who claims to have already used a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the update is miniscule at best and only offers a few small tweaks and changes. This was expected however, since Google's preparing their main update for the Google I/O event in May.

While we haven't heard anything official from Google, multiple reports and videos have surfaced showing at least the latest LG Nexus 4 running 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for a select few. Google hasn't pushed 4.2.2 to AOSP and it hasn't been confirmed, but either way it's coming soon. The leakster claims Google is aiming to release the last update to Jelly Bean sometime this month, possibly around mid-February and then continue their efforts on Key Lime Pie.

It looks like the 4.2.2 update will mainly be a security and bug fixing update, and we'll get all the new goodies come 5.0 KLP. Sources mention Bluetooth updates and improvements across Android, as well as a few important security bugs have been patched. This should arrive soon, but we're already looking forward to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and the Google I/O event in May.


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  • Richard Yarrell

    can’t wait…

    • squiddy20

      You do know you won’t see 4.2.2 on your “pimp slapping” Note 2 for several months after it’s released, if at all, right?

  • Diego Cruz da Silva

    Nice: i’m already running 4.2.1 in my Samsung Galaxy S gt-i9000B here in 3rd word Brazil, lol… Let us taste a key lime pie, sirs, pleease…

  • Magnus100

    I really hope Android KLP will be a revolutionary advancement over Android JellyBean, just as ICS was much better than Gingerbread.

    Here are some features I’ll like to see:

    1. Unified messaging system that actually really works and is mind blowingly intuitive

    2. Much faster and smoother and much better animations.

    3. Introduction of text re-flow after pinch to zoom, Currently absent in Chrome, Play books, Currents and pretty much all Google apps.

    4. Much more aesthetically pleasing and more intuitive interface (not saying it’s not currently intuitive but it could certainly be better)

    5. Fix the freaking Jumbled message bug in Android sms. Currently when you send a long sms in Android it’s delivered in a disjointed and impossible to understand sequence (I find this problem especially annoying)

    6.Advanced File Manager

    7. Multiview feature like Samsung has for the Galaxy Note devices

    8. Work and personal profile like BB10 has

    9. Clipboard viewer like on Samsung devices

    10. Parental control

    11. Guest mode for when your friend borrows your phone

    12. Night time mode so that you have two themes for the phone – dark theme and light/white theme

    13. A kick ass file manager.

    14. Wireless transfer of data between phone and windows.

    15. Much much improvement in copy, cut and paste. It’s currenly a pain to use it and it would be more intuitive if it would actually bring up the words “copy”, “paste” , etc instead of some confusing icons