Google is reportedly working on rolling out a minor update to its
Android software in the form of Android 4.2.2. As per a report in
IBTimes, Google employees are already testing this update on the Nexus
devices, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. The website
also claims that this update should be making its way to the end
consumers by mid- February.
In the past couple of months,
there have been many rumours regarding this update. In fact, there have
been some Google Nexus 4 devices in Brazil and Malaysia that have even
been spotted running Android 4.2.2.
to iDigitalTimes, this is likely to be a minor update that will iron
out the bugs and offer performance enhancements to the Android Jelly
Bean users. However, it is expected that this update will help in
addressing the Bluetooth streaming issue with the Nexus 7 devices.
had unveiled Android OS, v4.2 in October 2012 and it added features
like Photo Sphere, gesture typing and multiple user support amongst
The company had rolled out an update in the form of Android 4.2.1 in
November. It is noteworthy, that only 1.2 percent of devices run Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
at the moment, and hence only a small minority of users would benefit
from this update.
The rumour mill is abuzz that Google
will be launching a major update in the form of Android 5.0 between
March and June 2013. There are also speculations doing the rounds that
this update may be called 'Key Lime Pie' and may be announced at the
Google's I/O developer conference that is slated for May.
Google on its part might well be on track to launch the Key Lime Pie,
but according to data revealed by the search giant itself, 45.6 percent
of the devices still continue to run on Android 2.3 (Ginger Bread).