The Android 4.2.2 update recently made its way to Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. But we were rather surprised that the update didn’t make its way to the Nexus 4, which is the top Nexus smartphone right now. However, that’s not the case anymore with Google launching the update for LG Nexus 4 smartphones across the globe. It seems like Google had a lot of tweaking to do with the Nexus 4 which explains why there was a delay in rolling out the update. So what’s new after the update? Well, to begin with, the quick settings will now allow users to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Also, the device doesn’t show all calls in the Phone app now. The Gallery app is a little faster and loads images faster as well. Also on board are new notification tones for when the battery is low and a separate tone for wireless charging. And when users download an app, the system will tell exactly how long there is before the app would open. The build number of the update is JDQ39.
There are ways to get the Android 4.2.2 update on the Nexus 4 manually if you’re not patient enough to wait for the update. Even though the update is live now, it might take a while to appear on your smartphone, which is why we recommend the manual update. However, getting the update automatically means that you don’t have to flash ROMs. The update is 54MB in size, so make sure you’re not on a limited network when updating the device. One must say that Android 4.2.2 brings a lot more to the Nexus 4 than just a bump in the version number. There also seems to be a minor increase in battery life, which is something we’re yet to confirm, but it’s good news nevertheless.
This will most probably be the last version of Android Jelly Bean, as we could be seeing an all new version in the form of Android 5.0 launching in the coming months. There are enough rumors about Android 5.0 or Key Lime Pie, but nothing conclusive has shown up as of now. Also rumored is the Motorola X Phone, which could be the first phone to launch with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The Motorola X Phone is something which Google has been apparently working on since quite a while. Google and Motorola basically want to combine the best of both worlds i.e. a killer design along witha powerful specs. Let’s hope there’s something more to it than what we know as of now.
If you’ve received the Android 4.2.2 update on your Nexus 4 already, make sure you let us know how it went for you.