Android 4.2

Sony Xperia ZL receives Android 4.2.2 Update

Europe gets a lot of nice things first that we don't. Whether it's interior design, Porsche's, or just the prettiest models this side of the Milky Way, it always seems to have the lead example. Unfortunately for us, yet again, the same can be said for the Android 4.2.2 update for the Sony Xperia ZL, as that's exactly where it's headed first.

Motorola rolls-out new ‘Home For Upgrades’ support page

While Motorola may not be perfect in terms of how fast they are able to roll-out an Android update, they have always been pretty good at providing status updates. The company has long had a support page on their site. More important, that page has seen frequent updates. The issue had always been in the discovery though -- you see, the page generally consisted of one long list with lots of names and model numbers.

Pwn Pad: 7-inch pen-testing tablet running Android 4.2 and Ubuntu 12.04

The debate as to how useful a tablet can be in the business world is ongoing, however it looks like Pwnie Express have set out to make the tablet a useful tool in terms of penetration testing. In fact, the company has recently unveiled the Pwn Pad, a 7-inch tablet that they describe as being a "commercial grade penetration testing tablet." Aside from the 7-inch display, this tablet is running Android 4.2 and Ubuntu 12.04 and touting features to include a OSS-Based Pentester Toolkit and Long Range Wireless Packet Injection.

Google details everything new that arrived with Android 4.2

Google has recently updated their Jelly Bean page. This is the page that talks about Android 4.2 as a whole, however this update has added details on everything that has arrived new since Android 4.1. Needless to say, this page takes away the guessing and just breaks it all down. To begin with, Google describes 4.2 as bringing the speed and simplicity of Android 4.1 with new features to includes Photo Sphere, a redesigned camera app, new Gesture Typing keyboard, Google Now (with new cards) and more.

Nexus devices seem to be having Wi-Fi issues on Android 4.2

Issue 40065, a seemingly simple sounding number, however for the more than 450 people that have starred the issue -- it apparently means poor Wi-Fi connectivity on their Nexus device. Or more specifically, on a Nexus device running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. This of course could include the Nexus 4 smartphone as well as the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets. The interesting part here, this thread was originally created back on November 20, 2012.

Sony confirms Android 4.2 for Xperia Z shortly after launch

There are a lot of things to be excited about with Sony's incoming Xperia Z handset, but one thing that has some users a little disappointed is the fact that the phone will ship with Android 4.1 installed on it. There's nothing particularly wrong with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it isn't the newest version of Android available. These users would like to see Android 4.2 running on the device when it launches, which unfortunately won't be the case.
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