Last week iDigitalTimes reported that Google Employees were secretly testing an update to Jelly Bean, Android 4.2.2. It was apparently no big deal, but offered various bug fixes from what testers were saying. At least, they didn’t notice anything major. That isn’t all that surprising really. Google would be wise to work out any kinks in the current OS variety before moving on to the next. That same update managed to sneak its way to a few Nexus 4 owners in Brazil, purely by accident of course.
According to unnamed insiders, Google employees sporting a Nexus device (Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7 & 10 ) all have the ability of trying out the latest Android 4.2.2 secret update. All are using their devices like they normally would, looking for issues, glitches or other things that could hinder the user experience. No one has anything to say about any changes to the user experience yet though. Official changelog information doesn’t exist. At least not that anyone is leading on to. IBTimes says they tested out the new 4.2.2 build and are confirming the update is very minor. One thing that they have noticed is a fix for the apparent Bluetooth streaming bug on the Nexus 7. One that would cause the device to stutter while streaming.
Estimates are placing the updated Android 4.2.2 version to be landing publicly on all Nexus devices between mid February and mid March. This seems about right in our book as well. Now will Verizon and Sprint be pushing it out that soon to their carrier versions of the Galaxy Nexus, or T-Mobile to the Nexus 4? That is a completely different story that we will reserve for another day. For now, just know that some fixes and updates are definitely pending.