Google rolls out Nexus 4 Jelly Bean update

Google rolls out Nexus 4 Jelly Bean update

Summary: Google has started to roll out the latest version of Android -- version 4.2.2 -- which brings a number of bug fixes for Nexus devices.


Google has started rolling out an update to Nexus 4 handsets that fixes some of the bugs in the last version of its Android smartphone operating system, following on the heels of the same update for its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices.

Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 brings a number of minor changes to the platform, such as new notification sounds when you place it on a wireless charger but most of the changes are to improve the stability of the phone or certain features.

For example, some Nexus owners had reported problems with drop-outs when streaming audio over Bluetooth using A2DP, an issue Google acknowledged and promised to fix.  

Google had not said when the gradual roll out began, but Nexus 4 owners keen to update their handsets can find the updated software online to sideload onto the device.

Some handset owners are also reporting that it fixes a random rebooting issue they had been experiencing with the previous version of the OS. Other minor tweaks include a longer vibration on notifications, new quick settings and a faster-loading gallery app.

According to Anandtech, the update also closes off access to 4G LTE functionality on band 4 that was possible to enable, but not officially supported. 

Topics: Smartphones, Android, Google, Tablets

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  • Say Goodbye to LTE

    The 4.2.2 update will disable your LTE!! Good Luck!
    • LTE Overpriced

      I like Unlimited Talk, text, and 4G web for $50. Go a head and spend $100+ on your LTE, most LTE plans have a cap. Good luck with that.
      Jesse Burgos
  • Audio/Bluetooth Problems

    I just received an update on Android complaining that 4.2.2 still has audio delay and dropouts. I wanted to buy a Nexus 7 in the worst way, but I have decided against buying an Android OS device until and unless these problems are resolved.
  • what update?

    Following on the heels of which Nexus 7 & 10 update. My Nexus 7's still on 4.2.1, and no update when I just checked.
  • Both mine have it

    My 7 got the update last night and my 4 this morning