nexus 4 android 4.2.2 brazil

Take with a pinch of salt, but a Brazilian site may have just produced the first evidence that Android 4.2.2 is about to be released.

Here’s the story – came up with two pictures of a Nexus 4 device that was allegedly manufactured in Brazil and runs Android 4.2.2. According to the site, LG has begun manufacturing Google devices in Brazil on January 5, which means that the phone in the photographs could be one of the first to leave the assembly line. LG has a factory that makes cell phones in Taubate, a city near Sao Paolo. The Nexus 4 has been approved by Anatel, the local communications regulator in December, meaning that it can be legally sold in Brazil.

One of the images shows the Nexus 4 in its box, while the other is a shot of the phone’s About menu that shows that the Android version is Android 4.2.2.



It’s relatively easy to manipulate an image like this, and the two shots are a bit too blurry, especially considering that the EXIF data show that they were taken with a relatively good Sony DSC-H50 camera. And there’s the specular reflection that conveniently blurs the version number. But the simplest way to mess with the version number would be to simply edit a file called build.prop.

On the other hand, it would make sense for the spanking new phones that LG is making in Brazil to run the very latest version of Android.

Fishy? A bit, but that doesn’t mean that Google isn’t working on Android 4.2.2. Users reported many bugs on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, some of which (including the embarrassing missing December one) Google has fixed in Android 4.2.1. A new revision is very likely at some point in the future.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • MasterJam

    It seems Brasil is not the only country where 4.2.2 was spotted.
    See following link(Malaysia):
    maybe there will be an update soon^^

  • Tiah Oon Tjoe

    check out this link. Proof that Android 4.2.2 is ready =)

  • Kenneth Leong

    lets hope this fixes the random reboot bugs on my Gnex. SInce these reboots i have not been able to enable my location services. If i do the phone will randomly reboot itself

  • A Brazilian website reported along with these photos, that the Nexus 4 began to be manufactured today (11 January 2013) in Brazil. The estimated price for sale in Brazil is equivalent to US 730.00

    Yes, that’s right, we are the richest country in the world. And we pay twice the price for everything!

    I doubt they are making here in Brazil … But if true, it will be great for us Brazilians and the rest of the world, as global stocks will increase!

    But they say that only 1000 units will be produce in the beginning…10 minutes of sales.

  • Hello, I’m Brazilian. We have problems with ANATEL, It`s an agency that controls Telecom here, and Nexus line of devices have to undergo a modification

  • selonmoi

    I believe it. It’s been a month and half, that’s plenty of time for some much-appreciated bug fixing. Anyway, I think the best part of this story is that LG is finally adding manufacturing capacity.

    • jimrebello

      meanwhile, there are other articles going around saying that LG is ceasing production….go figure.

  • Hello, i’m Brazilian… The real name is São Paulo, not “San Paolo”. Great, text! :)

  • André Eliziário dos Santos

    It’s true. Because of an issue about long distance dialing codes, Anatel prohibted the Nexus S sales on our country and the same issue delayed Galaxy Nexus (Galaxy x in Brazil) launch and delays its OS updates. Just a thousand phones? Price is twice of US Galaxy 4? It’s really a shame be a brazilian…

  • aljhsfj

    i think i can see iron man reflected on the nexus 4 e.e