Google rolling-out Android 4.2.2 for Nexus 4 users in select countries

January 11, 2013

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While most of the world is seeing Android 4.2.1 as the latest version of Jelly Bean, it looks like Google has quietly begun rolling out something a bit newer. According to new reports, Google has begun rolling out Android 4.2.2 in select countries. So far the reports are pinpointing just two countries -- Brazil and Malaysia.

That being said, while Google has yet to publish an official changelog for this update, we suspect it will be minor and with nothing more than some bug-fixes. Of course, we also suspect that once Android users learn of a new update -- they will want it as quickly as possible. So far the reports have pegged the 4.2.2 update as hitting the LG Nexus 4.

The first of the reports has a 1,000 unit batch of the Nexus 4 coming out of a factory in Brazil running 4.2.2. This handsets are said to be on the way to Brazilian mobile carriers this month. Moving over to the second of the reports, in this case Malaysia. This one is coming by way of the website who are claiming to have received a review unit running 4.2.2.


Further details here note that they have received an 8GB Nexus 4 review unit, which implies that it is not a local unit. Those in Malaysia only have the 16GB model available. Anyway, the handset is running 4.2.2 with a build number containing the term "dev-keys" at the end. All said and done, we would like to see some confirmation from Google, however in the meantime -- this pair of 4.2.2 sightings does seem to imply that Google is at least testing this new build.

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  • Guest

    Until the build date and name are seen, it’s considered a fake. Lets try with reason first, then posting unverified news.

  • jimrebello

    Has anyone actually said they received the OTA update? If google was “rolling out” the update, that would be the case. If not, these are just rumours and should be labeled as such.

  • bozzykid

    Rolling out an update and flashing new devices with 4.2.2 are two different things.

  • randyfromreno

    When Google releases 4.2.2 to AOSP you will start seeing OTA updates.

  • Marco Mendoza

    they probably took out the feature to you lte on the Nexus 4

  • So lucky! My HTC OneX by ATT get no love from ATT! Next time I will be the Nexus phone!