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Android 4.2.2 Update Roll Out Starts for Nexus Devices



The Android 4.2.2 update is rolling out to Galaxy Nexus smartphones, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets.

Reddit users are reporting that the GSM Galaxy Nexus and several of the latest Nexus tablets are receiving over the air update notifications for Android 4.2.2.

The software update promises “performance and stability” fixes, and one user reports that it has improved his ability to use Bluetooth in his car, saying, “Tested out bluetooth streaming in my car. Much less hicups when streaming from Rdio or GMusic, but still not perfect. I got disconnected from my stereo when it switched from WiFi to 3G.”

Bluetooth A2DP problems are a common issue for Nexus owners on Android 4.2. This update could bring fixes to the Nexus 7 to correct the slow charging bug which has frustrated many users.

Android 4.2.2 Update

The Android 4.2.2 update starts to roll out.

Android 4.2.2 first appeared in a video on a Nexus 4, but so far our Nexus 4 devices have yet to receive the update. There are no reports of the Android 4.2.2 update on Nexus 4 devices, but Google typically rolls out updates in a staggered fashion so we expect it will land soon. For users who don’t see an update notification on their GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 or Nexus 10, one will likely arrive over the next few days.

The Android 4.2.2 update is not yet appearing on the Sprint Galaxy Nexus, which recently saw an upgrade to Android 4.2. There is still no word on when Android 4.2 will arrive on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, let alone this update with bug fixes. The latest requests for more information about the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 update was met with silence from Verizon and Samsung, but it appears to still be in the works.

Android 4.2.2 should roll out to the rest of the current Nexus devices in the coming days and it is likely that Google will post files to the Factory Images page in the near future.



  1. perfect_tommy

    02/12/2013 at 7:34 am

    “I just got the update for my Verizon Galaxy Nexus! I’m so pleased with Verizon’s service” said nobody ever.

  2. Dave King

    02/12/2013 at 8:57 am

    That is interesting and gives all VZW Galaxy Nexus owners hope…

    Can you post a screenshot of your about screen?

  3. sean

    02/12/2013 at 2:48 pm

    Dude … catch the sarcasm much?

  4. josh

    02/13/2013 at 4:53 am

    Lol my only question is why would you ever own a Verizon android there update cycle lol really you expect it from the most locked down carrier in the us quit crying I’d never do business with those chumps they want even allow Google wallet Lil up yours verizion

  5. Nick

    02/14/2013 at 4:25 pm

    I ended up getting the update notification but I’m rooted so I couldn’t update to 4.2.2. Any suggestions on this update issue?

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