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Android 4.2.2 adds new sounds and notification toggles

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Android 4.2.2 adds new sounds and notification toggles
Why just the other day, we told you that Android 4.2.2 was being sent out to the Google Nexus 10, Google Nexus 7 and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. While there has not yet been any changelist, we do have some information from those who have installed it on their tablet or phone. First of all, there is a new notification bar that shows you the time remaining and the percentage left of an in-progress app download. A change to Quick Settings lets you long press on the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi square to turn them into toggle switches. Now here is where it gets confusing. The Airplane Mode box is a single press toggle while some boxes do not change any settings.

Calculate speed of in-progress downloads and estimate time remaining until completion. Uses a moving average that is weighted 1:1 with the most recent 500ms sample. Funnels timing data to notifications through DownloadHandler."-How Google calculates the time remaining of an app download

Android 4.2.2 also brings a couple of new sounds, The two short bursts that tell you that your battery is low has been replaced while there is now a sound for wireless charging. Previously, the latter had no sound at all.

Notification settings can be toggle switches in Android 4.2.2

Notification settings can be toggle switches in Android 4.2.2

It should be interesting to see how the Android 4.2.2 update affects the next distribution data from Google. Also, we could see Android 4.0 drop more as some devices get updated to Android 4.1. The large chunk of Android users sporting a device powered by Gingerbread is only going to dissipate slowly as those owners start to upgrade once their 2-year contract expires. Those Android 2.3 phones will be replaced by Android 4.1 by the time the updates are in full swing, providing another reason to expect Ice Cream Sandwich to continue to melt.

If you have installed the Android 4.2.2 update on any of your devices, drop us a comment with some of the other changes that you might have noticed.

source: AndroidPolice via GSMArena
 
Notification bar for app downloads on Android 4.2.2

Notification bar for app downloads on Android 4.2.2


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posted on 13 Feb 2013, 04:08

1. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No update to me.....:(

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 06:30

6. cezarepc (Posts: 549; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Yeah me too. I've been checking every 5-10 mins d*mnit.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 04:22

2. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


I always kinda hate updating my nexus 7. Theres always that one app that fails after the update. Until the Ill stay at jellybean 4.2.1. But still looking foward to android 5.0.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 05:56

4. frustyak (Posts: 147; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Funny, that was the same reasoning I had for staying away from 4.2.1, whereas that was the version you stuck with. For me, the BT problems were too much to bear, so I rooted, unlocked, and flashed 4.1.2 and stuck with that until yesterday, when I leapfrogged over 4.2.1 and went to the new build.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 05:21

3. kumailhdr (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 May 2012)


No update for may yakju galaxy nexus

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 06:00

5. mohammed2222 (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


asus said the tf201 will get a jellybean update.
when will it come out?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 12:59

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


4.2.2 is probably a step8ng stone version for the change to 5.0

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 13:41

8. Marksplace2 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


I update my Samsung GS4 . Battery life is much less.

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