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Google has yet to officially announce the arrival of Android 4.2.2 but that doesn’t mean it isn’t already being made available. Reports are coming in that the revised version of Android is now available as an over-the-air update for Nexus device owners. We suggest you proceed with caution, however, as the update patches a workaround that will disable a useful feature on some handsets / carriers.
A list of known changes in 4.2.2 can be seen below, courtesy of Android Central.
We are also hearing that the update includes some stability enhancements like fixing the Bluetooth stack to prevent audio stuttering and another repair that addresses Nexus devices that have been randomly rebooting. But perhaps the biggest “fix” of them all is a patch that removes an unofficial LTE workaround.
As Anandtech points out, the Nexus 4 included undocumented support for LTE on Band 4 which could easily be enabled by selecting the appropriate radio access technology. Android 4.2.2 addresses this, preventing the phone from attaching to Band 4 LTE.
To sum it all up: if you are using the LTE workout and want to keep that fast connection, Android 4.2.2 or any subsequent update probably won’t be in your future. Everyone else may want to snag the update as it addresses some seemingly valuable bugs.
The Google Nexus 4 features a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display, 2GB of RAM, dual cameras (1.3MP front, 8.0MP back), and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Google also baked in NFC support and a wireless charging feature that lets you power the phone by setting it down on an inductive “Charging Orb”.
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