The next build of Android Jelly Bean, version 4.2.2 or JDQ39 will feature the following enhancements:
- This is primarily a bug fix build. Reading thorough the changes on Github, there are several subtle feature changes. It looks like a ton of bugs were crushed but time will tell as this release pushes out to various devices.
- A percentage will show for downloading in the notification bar.
- For those who have run stock Android 4.2 and not a ROM, a lot of the quick panel toggles were not actually toggles. For example, the wifi button would not turn wifi off or on, it would go to the settings for adjustment. With 4.2.2 r 1, users will be able to toggle in the panel without the extra step. It will involve a long press, which is strange. They should have just created a one tap toggle.
- There is a new and updated sound for wireless charging or battery low.
- A USB debugging white list. This feature will work for those who have locked bootloaders. Having an unlocked bootloader will not prevent thieves from stealing data via ADB assuming the person who steals your phone is highly experienced in both Android and Linux. The first, best, and only line of any kind of real defense is a secure lockscreen and remote wiping software.
- Claims of improved battery life on the Nexus 7.
All that's left now is that classic question. Who has received their OTA update, what Nexus device are you using, and what are your initial thoughts? Is the bluetooth streaming bug fixed? Is there any extra snappiness? Does your device feel like the powerhouse it's supposed to be? Please share your thoughts with us.
For those of you who would like to parse the entire changelog in its unrefined form, it's up and ready for your perusal.
(header photo credit: Jeff McIntire)