Android 4.2.2 Shows up On Brazilian Nexus 4

| January 11, 2013 | 2 Replies

Google-Nexus-4When the Nexus 4 was finally announced, it was confirmed to come with Android 4.2, the latest version of Google’s OS and it came with a number of new features to augment the current version of Jelly Bean – Android 4.1. Included in the new features were Photo Sphere, better notifications and all round improvements and a speed boost. This was all very welcome and to be expected of Google, we all knew it was too soon to announce another major version of Android but, 4.2 itself seemed to come with a number of bugs. First there was the omission of December in the People app and users on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 have reported numerous issues ranging from battery life, charging and performance. Well, Google might well be readying another update to Jelly Bean 4.2 in the form of Android 4.2.2.

According to Nexus 4s that are being produced in Brazil are being shipped with Android 4.2.2. The website had a number of images surface of Nexus 4 devices that are said to have been manufactured on January 5th that include Android 4.2.2 onboard. LG do indeed have a factory in Brazil, situated in Taubate, near San Paolo and the device has been approved by Anatel – the Brazilian FCC if you will – for sale in Brazil since December of last year.


As you can see from the above photo, the phone is showing a version number of 4.2.2 and they look pretty legit. It’s not hard at all to fool the settings menu into displaying something else however so don’t take this as gospel, by any means. The back story of this is what makes me think that it could well be a legitimate find, it seems like a good idea to start making the Nexus 4s elsewhere and the fresh models off of the assembly line would come with the latest version of the OS.

There’s no telling what’ll be included in this release of Android but rest assured that it won’t come with any new features and will be strictly a bug release sort of update. Which is probably what a lot of users are looking for and we hope that it’s not just going to be the Nexus 4 that gets the update as the other members of the Nexus family – the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 – are suffering from the same issues.

We don’t if this is real or not but, it would stand to reason that Google have another bug-fix coming, after all Gingerbread got all the way up to 2.3.7! Is your Nexus crying out for bug-fixes?


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  • Nicholas M

    Besides some slow charging on the Nexus 7 sometimes, I have no urgent bugs that need fixing personal personally. The Galaxy Nexus, for me, has seen the biggest improvement overall from 4.1 to 4.2(.1). I’m in love with the quick settings, the swiping keyboard, the overall faster launcher. The 4.2 updates have had me really excited for my Android devices again. I think some people’s bug experiences are partly due to the update system. Google tends to be slightly worse than Apple when it comes to updates going smoothly. Apple is by no means immune either though, as I know plenty of people that still have unresolved issues from the iOS5 to iOS6 jump, (rapidly draining batteries, slow/crashing apps, long waits for GPS lock, etc..) so don’t feel bad if you are experiencing some bumps. Over-the-air updates are an all around flawed system at this point for phones and PCs. Just like a Windows(or Linux) computer, updates always perform better when starting from a clean slate. Retaining user data while integrating any modest changes is so difficult when everyone has different applications, modifications, and users for their OS. I really recommend learning fastboot flashing for anyone that considers themselves be reasonably tech-savvy. We’ve all had to start with clean-slates when doing a big Windows update, right? It’s a pain in the a**, yes-but once everything is up and running, doesn’t it feel nice?
    Anyone who needs any advice to fix a crippling glitch, ask me. I’ll do my best to help. I compile Android every day, so I see every little change that goes in(except the private Android branch–that’s where the silent magic happens). It’s much easier to see the cause of the problems when you notice where they start.

  • Gtak

    “Taubaté, São Paulo”