The Google’s Mobile OS so called Android development is going healthier. With Android 4.2 Jelly Bean providing sharper, crisper and buttery navigations with beautiful user interface, Android team doesn’t want to end their itself. The Android 4.2.2 version is out and making it count on all the Nexus powered smartphone. Yes, the Nexus family including Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are now seeding the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update as reported yesterday by many tech sites. This update is not official yet but it’s now seeding bringing the latest firmware of Android. This is importantly a stability enhancements and bug fixes update.
We have learnt that after updating Nexus 4 with Android 4.2.2 it fix the Bluetooth A2DP problems that was faced while on Android 4.1 version and also fix the issue of Nexus phone not booting, this applies to all of the Nexus phones. Well that was about Nexus phone but is this update useful for non-Nexus phone users? Although we have a lot much time before non-Nexus phone gets this update, we feel that some or the other day non Nexus phone will receive this update as well, once they are updated to Android 4.2.
As of now we see the following improvements, enhancements, bug fixes included in the update –
- While you download app from Google Play, you will see a progress bar been shown with the percentage of download been remaining.
- Quick Settings now shows up two more options to Toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Settings.
- Sound alert for wireless charging and low battery now added. So that means whenever you place your phone for wireless charging you will hear a notification sound, additionally low battery notifications sound has been changed.
- Show All Calls an option in the phone call list has been removed.
- Faster loading of images through the improved Gallery app.
- When you connect your phone using ADB to the PC for the first time you will be asked to Allow the Connection. Looks like a security measure.
In short once can easily define the Android 4.2.2 version as the bug fix update and small improvements included which you might come across. This update would mean that most of the smartphone vendors will directly go through Android 4.2.2 without Android 4.1. Will take atleast three months for any smartphone to release with this update other than Nexus phones.