Since the roll out of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, patient Nexus owners have been looking for a bug fix update from Google to take care of the issues that the latest version of Jelly Bean brought with it. Android 4.2.2 will more than likely be the update that tackles some of these issues and it appears that the software update may have just made another unofficial appearance today in the buildup to its eventual release.
In November, Google rolled out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for several of its Nexus devices including the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7. The update also arrived on the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10, both of which launched in November as well. Almost immediately, owners of several of these devices noticed several bugs that came along with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. One of them, the December bug, was squashed by Android 4.2.1, however, several of the issues persist to this day.
In the meantime, Nexus owners experiencing issues have been waiting for a bug fix and it could be that Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will be the remedy. The update, which has not yet been announced or officially released by Google, seems to have emerged in recent days.
First, the software evidently started appearing on Nexus 4 devices in Malaysia and Brazil. Google has not confirmed this to be the case so it’s unclear if this was planned, if it was a mistake on Google’s end, or a fake.
Adding to the credibility of the update’s arrival though is an appearance in a video from the Czech Republic, courtesy of Engadget, which seems to depict a Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.2. The device that is shown running this “Android 4.2.2” doesn’t appear to have anything new on board in terms of features. And while this might seem like a bad thing, for Nexus owners, it’s potentially a good thing.
That’s because it could mean that this update is full of bug fixes for Nexus owners who are still dealing with issues. Even if these appearances are fakes, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will more than likely be a massive bug fix for Nexus devices rather than a big feature update. These appearances though, if real, could mean that a release date is coming soon however.
Thus far, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean remains unavailable on non-Nexus devices, potentially due to these bugs. At this point, it’s looking more and more like this could be an authentic piece of firmware rather than an elaborate hoax, and we’ve reach out to Google for comment.