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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Update Brings New Download Notifications and Changes to Quick Settings Toggles

Google didn’t officially announce that the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update is rolling out, but the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 are starting to receive it on their devices. Even though everyone expected the Android 4.2.2 to be all about improved stability and bug fixes, the new firmware update also brings a couple of new features. Anyway, don’t expect anything major, as you won’t find such features.

The first Android 4.2 Jelly Bean iteration was announced in October 2012, synchronized with the debut of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices. Even though it was supposed to be a minor improvement from Android 4.1, Jelly Bean 4.2 brought multi-user support for tables, the new quick settings menu in the notifications bar, and other treats.

Even though it was thought that Android 4.2.1 will be the last Jelly Bean version to see the light of day, Google has recently made Android 4.2.2 available for the devices belonging to the Nexus tribe.

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update will fix the Bluetooth audio bugs and it’s also supposed to fix the random rebut issue reported by several Nexus 4 users.

Google didn’t released the official Android 4.2.2 change log, but the users who already got their hands on the latest firmware update have reported in, telling us what’s new.

The first thing the users noticed was that the app download notification has been changed. The new notification will now let you know the time remaining until the download is complete, also displaying the percentage downloaded. The Quick Settings panel also received a couple of changes, as in Android 4.2.2 one has to long press the WiFi and Bluetooth icons to turn it on or off.

The wireless charging and low battery alert sound were also changed in Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, while the option to display all calls was removed. The Gallery app was also improved, receiving a new animation that makes the gallery load faster.

As you can probably see, you can live without all the changes brought by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, so it won’t be a tragedy if the likes of Samsung, HTC, or LG, decide not to update their terminals to Android 4.2.2.

Did you install Android 4.2.2 on your Nexus device? Have you noticed anything new in Android 4.2.2? Please let us know in the comments section below.

  • knitpicker

    “Even though it was though”, “As you can probably see, you can leave without” Let’s do a little proof reading…

    • Remon Lapid

      How about “Let’s do a little proofreading”? 🙂

      • BTARAH


      • torybluesux

        did you mean proo freading?

  • Bryan

    Performance is improved less hiccups seems they worked on making some more butter no my nexus 7

  • cheat

    Looks like these screen shits copied from another website. Probably android police.

  • All in all I’ve noticed a little performance increase which tends to happen right after an update. The Gallery App is a little slicker and the Quick Setting Toggles are nice. I’m sure they fixed up a lot of bugs but other the already mentioned changes I have not noticed much of a difference.

  • On the quick settings, if you press-hold WiFi or Bluetooth it toggles them, and a single tap turns airplane mode on/off, Download % and avg. time left, new Sounds for Wireless Charging and low battery and rumours of a new animation for the gallery app 🙂

  • utilitybelt

    Instead of coding the WiFi button in the quick settings for a long press…why not just make it a normal click to turn it on and off like it should’ve been from the start?

  • Bart

    My LG Nexus 4 screen became much less responsive than version 4.2.1. Very annoying. Looking for ways to downgrade..

  • The functionality to change the volume whilst the phone is locked seems to have been removed…

  • yarp

    The biggest problem is that tether apps no longer work. The computer won’t recognize the device anymore. What the heck?!