Galaxy Nexus testing Android 4.2.2, due mid-February

Galaxy Nexus testing Android 4.2.2, due mid-February
We've seen leaks before that have been labeled as Android 4.2.2, and this new one isn't showing too much, but it does make it seem like the 4.2.2 update is closer to being released. The general consensus is that Android 4.2.2 will be the last bug fix update for Jelly Bean before Google announces and (maybe) releases Android Key Lime Pie (theoretically 5.0, or 4.3) at Google I/O in May.

The story goes that Google has been having employees test the 4.2.2 update on all of the Nexus devices - Galaxy, 4, 7, and 10 - and that the update is close to being released. There isn't a lot to the update, which is expected to be very minimal. The only major issue that is expected to be fixed is the "stuttering" audio issue when using a Bluetooth headset with the Nexus 7. 

The image that has surfaced is of the Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.2 (or at least running a ROM that identifies itself as Android 4.2.2). This just adds to the leaks that we've already seen including some video, and reports that Nexus 4s were coming with 4.2.2 out of the box in Brazil. Word has it that 4.2.2 will be released in "mid-February", which would mean it's on its way in the next couple weeks. 

source: AndroidPIT & IBTimes



1. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

And like usual Verizon will be last one to get this update. Im thinking end of June to mid July unless makes a ROM for Verizon. Either way it doesn't matter as there will be better devices available : )

4. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Android 4.2.2 for the VZW GNex release date 12.01.2014

6. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

So soon?

8. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

I think your a more or less a millenium off...

13. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Nobody cares about carrier-crap devices. The standard international version is much better.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"The standard international version is much better." Agree.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Then buy a gsm phone

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Probably the Software level most of this years big handsets like the m7 and s4 will launch with,followed by a key lime pie upgrade soon after

3. dwgit

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Its sad that Google always working on a new is rather than accumulate all the information that most 50 percent of android smart phones a still running gingerbread. Should all const rate on coming up with ideas to make it easer for older phones to at list get the latest os so there isn't a need to install roms or buy a recent phone every 6 month.

5. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009


11. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

since processors these days can handle alot of load (RAMs and GPUs also), i guess we will see higher adaption rate for latest updates even on "low" to mid end devices...because those 50% that are still on gingerbread has low hardware compared to hardware these days, and i guess the hardware game will slow down now that we reached processors that can handle microsoft's windows.

17. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

there is an idea, it's called rooting. there's another one, don't buy from whatever OEM screwing you over with updates. if updates mean the world to you then may be you should start considering a Nexus. other than that, i can't see how Google could force OEMs to update their legacy devices, could you?

33. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

do you want to put Ferrari engine into old and cheap Skoda? you can always choose Nexus....its called freedom and choice in contrast to Apple dictate :)

9. JeffPom unregistered

I still don't have 4.1 on my Razr! ARGH

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

um, get it. there's an official 4.1 leak and perfect 4.1 and 4.2 ROM's out there for the Razr.

22. JeffPom unregistered

But us non-geeky people don't know where to find that, or how to do it. I am not rooted.

31. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I thought the official 4.1 update for the Razr was rolled out back in December?

16. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Side note: Does the Galaxy Nexus work on T-Mobile 4G?

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Yes, but only if you have the GSM version that was on sale in the Play Store. The Sprint or Verizon versions will not.

25. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

So he gets thumbed down for giving the appropriate answer to a question? I swear people are so immature.

29. g2a5b0e unregistered

Doesn't surprise me one bit. I think I'm used to it by now. A lot of crazies on this site.

26. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Thanks and I do have the GSM version.

19. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

If I root my nexus 10 will I get the update while still rooted?

20. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Which means the Galaxy Nexus will get key lime pie :)

21. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I hope so man.

23. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

this is y im starting to hate android late on updates I'm switching to iphone this year

30. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

hahaha This is sarcasm right? So you rather get a phone that gets very few updates, and when it does it makes your phone even less usable. Did you see the people complaining about the Iphone 5 with it's "updated" software? Don't remember anything about Google Maps being deleted, blah, blah, blah?

24. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lets hope this fixes the terrible performance of the nexus 7 because since i have been on 4.2.1 i have been having constant lags and freezing and reboots. also scrolling in general is poor ie when on homecreen if i scroll to the left it will just bounce back to the previous page same with the notification panel if i pull it down it just goes straight back up and while your at it google why not actuall make the wifi and bt buttons into actual on and off toggles instead of just a shortcut

27. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I have to agree. I think my battery life has worsened too. Trust in Google. They here our concerns and are cooking up a batch of android dessert for our pleasures!

28. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

i think it has too but dont think its become terrible..hopefully nexus 7 peformance is fixed in 4.2.2 and not in 5.0. i really enjoyed using the nexus 7 on 4.1 but since i have hated suing it and its why i have been interested in the note 8.0 and the ipad mini because if they dont fix this in 4.2.2 then i will sell it cause i cant keep on using it the way it is at the moment

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