Google has begun rolling out its latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean upgrade to the LG Nexus 4. The software is currently reaching handsets located in Brazil and Malaysia, according to reports, but it’s likely it will also appear in other countries relatively quickly. Unlike Android updates for third-party handsets, Google’s don’t have to go through carrier testing.
That means Google pushed the software straight to your handset; it doesn’t go to your carrier for approval first. With that being the case, these updates usually roll out to most users pretty quickly. It may take a little while for older Nexus handsets to see it, simply because the new Nexus 4 will be Google’s top priority.
No major changes are expected with this release, but Google hasn’t yet published a change log, so there may be features we haven’t yet heard about. However, the general consensus is that the update will simply bring bug fixes and minor performance improvements.
Android Community reports that a batch of 1,000 Nexus 4 units from a factory in Brazil received the update first, while users in Malaysia are also reporting that it’s arrived on their handsets. Lowyat.net, a Malaysian blog, received a Nexus 4 review handset with the software pre-installed.