Android 4.2.2 rolling out now, but it’s slow roll out has been boosted by manual download links and folks are finding a few new things in the latest firmware.
Google has not officially announced the release of 4.2.2, but it has quietly been making its way to Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and GSM Galaxy Nexus models starting late last day. It’s a minor upgrade with little in the way of user-facing changes.
Even though everyone expected the Android 4.2.2 to be all about improved stability and bug fixes, the new firmware update also brings a couple of new features. Anyway, don’t expect anything major, as you won’t find such features.
Download Notifications – Instead of just a blue progression bar, we can now see the number of seconds left and a percentage number showing how much of the download has occurred.
Quick Setting Toggles – The quick settings now have a “long-press” feature on some options (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, for example) that make it an actual toggle, while others, such as “Airplane Mode,” only require a press to put the phone into that mode.
New Sounds – There are a few new sounds included; one for Wireless Charging, which made no sound before, and a new, improved, low battery sound that replaces the “farty” noise that it used to make.
The wireless charging and low battery alert sound were also changed in Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, while the option to display all calls was removed. The Gallery app was also improved, receiving a new animation that makes the gallery load faster.
There should also be multiple bug fixes included as well. We will let you know more after Google makes it official and gives us a full listing. If you spot anything interesting, feel free to drop a note in the comments.