Google is soon to release Android 4.2.2 in several countries. There were reports that this Jelly Bean update is already operational in Brazil and Malaysia, though.
Just to clarify the news, Google has not released any official announcement about Android 4.2.2 yet, so there were no exact details about it. However, people from the Android Community think that the update is simply minor and mainly centers on fixing some bugs of the previous version. So far, the update has been completed on the Nexus 4 phones only.
According to rumours, a thousand units of Nexus 4 from a factory in Brazil have been manufactured with Android 4.2.2. These units will be distributed on some mobile carriers within the country in January.
Moreover, Malaysia is said to have Android 4.2.2 too. There were some reports posted online, but they got removed the same day. However, Android Community was able to grab screenshot evidences of the Nexus 4’s “About phone” menu with 4.2.2 listed under its Android version on the webpage.
Even if Google has remained silent about Android 4.2.2, news about that is circulating rapidly. On January 14, a video from Czech demonstrated LG Nexus 4 which could be the updated iteration of Android. The video that lasted for seven minutes neither mentioned about Android 4.2.2 nor revealed any information about it. However, it seems to support the rumor that Google is planning to release the update soon.
The released video indicates that the smartphone may come from another country, instead of Czech. The LG video features Android 4.2.2 and dev-keys at the end. This seems to support the idea that Google is experimenting on its Android software, but once again that is just an assumption. We will need to wait for Google to crack its silence.
Google launched Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in June and has steadily progressed in the market since then. The company then released version 4.2 along with the Nexus 4 and 10 last November, as well as in their Nexus 7 tablet. Jelly Bean supports 10.2% of Android devices to date, according to Google’s statistics.