We’ve previously reported on Android 4.2.2 rumor after rumor which both included screenshots that could have easily been faked with a simple build.prop edit. We here at Android Authority decided to do a little bit of digging on our own and this is what we’ve found. Nexus devices running various builds of Android 4.2.2 have been hitting our website pretty hard over the past week. That’s right, we’ve seen the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 all show up in our web server logs. Could these be faked? Sure. We highly doubt it. It would take an extreme amount of time to hit our website with different Android 4.2.2 devices, different Android 4.2.2 builds, and different web browsers.
So far we’ve seen the Galaxy Nexus show up with Android 4.2.2 JDQ23, JDQ29C, and JOQ10A. We’ve seen the Nexus 4 knock on our door running Android 4.2.2 JDQ23, JDQ29C, JDQ30, JDP71B, and JDP79B. The Nexus 7 has visited our website on Android 4.2.2 JDQ23, JDQ32B, and JDQ18. Lastly, we’ve seen the Nexus 10 visit AndroidAuthority.com on builds JDQ23, JDP73, and JDQ32B. The web browsers of choice includes different builds of Chrome, Chrome beta, and even Flipboard. Out of all of these, the most popular build number seems to be JDQ23.
Is Android 4.2.2 right around the corner? Most likely. Fingers crossed and confidence high we’ll see an update soon.
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Got to love Google. Nexus devices gets OS updates fast, but takes over 5 months to send out bug fixes.
4.2.0 came out in October. 4.2.1 came out right before December. If 4.2.2 hits in February, I’m not seeing this 5 months between bug fixes you speak of.
4.2 introduced several new and, frankly, serious bugs. 4.2.1 merely addressed the bug with the calendar in the People app (as an aside, it took Google far too long just to get that out the door) but didn’t touch any of the more serious issues. Ergo, it has in fact taken Google four months and counting to fix these bugs, and with the mention of a possible mid-March release, that would make it five months.
It was a little more than just the People app, but not much.
This only includes the Android Open Source Project changes and does not include any changes in any proprietary components included by Google or any hardware manufacturer. The raw log was generated using a modified version of this script written by JBQ.
d4382dd : bump version to 4.2.1
476750c : JOP40D
0d15318 : Add HID gamepad/joystick as supported HID devices
b361b30 : Revert “NumberPicker should adjust min and max when displayed values are set.” (a.k.a. Santa is back)
cc2e849 : Notification vibration improvements: [DO NOT MERGE]
4.2.0 and 4.2.1 is still Jelly Bean right? Yes, it is.
Yes. And so is Android 4.1.x ;)