The Google Nexus 4 is currently the most sought after smartphone in the Android sphere (we think), even though it is available in limited quantities. However, if there is one thing the smartphone can be assured of, it’s the promise of continued updates. Irrespective of the Nexus 4’s availability status, it will always be top priority for Google (along with the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 of course). And now, a report coming from Brazil suggests that the users there are getting Nexus 4 smartphones with Android 4.2.2 out of the box as compared to Android 4.2.1. There are a few points to believe this is legit, and there’s no reason to believe otherwise. LG’s new smartphone manufacturing unit started operations at Taubaté (Brazil). So it is very likely that the smartphone we see here is in fact running on 4.2.2.
A 1,000 of these smartphones will apparently feature Android 4.2.2 out of the box, so what we have here does make a lot of sense. Of course, there’s very little info as to what this will bring to the table, as there’s obviously no changelog available. Of course it won’t be a major upgrade from the current iteration of Jelly Bean, but it’s always good to know there’s a newer version of Android available, regardless of what it brings to the table. Considering the alternative possibility, this could well be a mistake on the part of Google to launch this update ahead of time. But some other units of the Nexus 4 have been reported to be running on Android 4.2.2, so it is possible that Google intentionally rolled out the update but didn’t want to make a big deal out of it as it hardly brings anything new (just a possibility).
Numerous possibilities with this one really, but we are open to anything right now. But let’s hope for the sake of argument that this is in fact real and we should see devices like the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and the Galaxy Nexus receive the update in due time. In the meantime, make sure you have a brief look at the image above and give us your feedback on the same.