As promised, Google is starting to roll out the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean bug fix update to Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 owners today, an update that fixes the December bug that was discovered earlier this month.
Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 owners are seeing the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update today and it appears that the update is extremely small checking in at 1.1MB in size. And while it promises to fix the December bug that has been plaguing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean users, it’s not clear if it’s going to iron out any of the other issues plaguing these devices.
At the very least, it will restore the month of December in the Contacts application which has been missing since the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software arrived earlier this month on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. It’s also evident on the Nexus 7 though Google has yet to roll out a fix for the Nexus 7. A roll out for its 7-inch tablet will likely come soon though Google hasn’t said anything concrete.
The speed at which Google was able to get this fixed as impressive as the bug was only discovered earlier this month and Google promised to get the update out soon only a week ago.
If this tiny update doesn’t fix all of the issues plaguing these devices, hopefully the company uses similar speed to roll out another bug fix update for the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7, all of which are experiencing other issues with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Since the release of the new software, owners of the Nexus devices have been complaining about issues ranging from random reboots to abnormal battery life to Bluetooth instability.
One issue, a sluggish UI, was seemingly fixed yesterday with a manual bug fix that involves turning off a Google Currents feature or shutting the feature off completely. The app was apparently responsible for at least some sluggishness found on the Nexus 7.