Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean coming out in February/March, last stop ahead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie launch

by: Chris SmithFebruary 5, 2013


A few weeks ago we showed you various sightings of Android 4.2.2, Google’s next incremental Android update, although at the time we didn’t have any details regarding its potential launch.

Today we have a new report for you that not only shows us Android 4.2.2 running on the Galaxy Nexus, but also tells us that Google could launch it in the coming weeks, either in February or in March.

Android 4.2.2 appears to be the last hurdle for Google ahead of the highly anticipated Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie mobile OS version that’s supposed to be unveiled at Google’s I/O 2013 event taking place in mid-May.

However, we can’t tell you what’s new in Android 4.2.2 in addition to bug fixes, but it looks like Google is testing the build internally on various Nexus devices including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and the Galaxy Nexus, as observed in the images here. IBTimes notes:

According to our inside sources at the company, who asked not to be named, Google employees with Nexus devices, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, all have an opportunity to test out Android 4.2.2. They’ve been using their mobile devices normally, including trying out popular apps, but no one has really found any major changes to the user experience.

We’ll be back with more Android update details in the coming weeks, as we’re waiting for Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to be released.

  • MasterMuffin

    Have you heard of this thing called build.prop? It’s a magic file that lets you do magic stuff like change your Os version number to whatever you want. That’s why the photo has been cropped like that, because you can’t change the date in build.prop. ..
    My android version is 6.6.6 x)

    • Jojoc

      Aww yeah…finally someone said it! :)

      • MasterMuffin


        • jeff

          build prop editing can change the baseband version though? ;)

          • MasterMuffin


    • And build.prop can magically show new easter egg, or this is Photoshop?

      • MasterMuffin

        Yes, build.prop changes the easter eggs text…

    • That could be the case. What is also likely is that the photo was cropped so the employee wouldn’t get fired by showing some personally identifiable information in kernel build date time and test keys.

      Who knows!

  • Douglas Roberts
    • Nothing is wrong with the Wifi or Bluetooth. Your phone is defective. Get it replaced.

      • frgr

        You’re wrong, Bluetooth is, to some degree, broken and acknowledged by Google as a bug (and fixed by the CyanogenMod team). Additionally, there are reports of issues with WiFi and it’s hand off to mobile data. I don’t know the specifics but I’ve had problems with this myself and hope there will be a fix in 4.2.2.

        • Hmm strange. I actually tried out a number of scenarios (Bluetooth only, Bluetooth and WiFi, WiFi only) and it paired successfully with a few of my devices. Was able to stream music or transfer data. It does seem to be a more widescale problem though, so I’ll give in to that.

  • Alu Zeros

    I can’t wait till 5.0

  • ChristopherRogers1991

    Who wants to take bets on whether this update actually fixes anything? (random reboots, lag, etc that came about with the 4.2 update)

  • MistaC87

    I just hope that this update fixes the tablet lag. I am sick of having to forcefully restart my Nexus 7 every day due to a freeze or have it get stuck in some kind of inoperable lag.

  • Justin Young

    I just hope they fix Car Mode. It does not function at all in 4.2.1.