Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Update To Be Released By Google Later This Month


Google is expected to release its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update later this month, making performance and stability improvements that will first arrive on the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7, the Nexus 10, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It’s likely to be the last Jelly Bean update Google releases before announcing Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in May.

The 4.2.2 update isn’t expected to bring any significant features to the Android platform, but it will address “key issues,” according to the International Business Times, which claims Google employees have been testing the update on their own devices.

One of the issues to be addressed is a Bluetooth streaming bug on the Nexus 7 that causes the device to stutter. Google’s other changes won’t be revealed until the company provides users with its release notes, and that won’t be until after the update has begun its rollout, of course.

The Android 4.2.2 platform has already made its way into public hands. You may remember that back in January, Google had started pushing it out to Nexus 4 handsets in Brazil and Malaysia. It’s unclear whether this was an error, because according to IB Times, it’s not yet ready for public release.

It won’t be too long until it is, however. Sources say you can expect to see it in “a couple weeks… mid-February or mid-March.”