Android 4.2.2 Shows up On Brazilian Nexus 4


When 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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