February 5, 2013 3:27 pm
As we wait for the next big version of Android to appear — Key Lime Pie is rumoured to debut at Google I/O in May — Google hasn’t slowed down its sprucing and pruning of the current version.
Android 4.2 launched alongside the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 in October, and was pushed to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus shortly thereafter. A quick update to 4.2.1 came in November, fixing a number of launch bugs including one that saw December missing from the birthday calendar, but we haven’t heard anything since.
Android 4.2 has been a mixed bag of great new features and show-stopping bugs, including random reboots on the Nexus 10 and poor WiFi connectivity on the Nexus 4. The next version, 4.2.2, is expected to clear up these issues, and we’ve already seen an early developer version shipping on Brazilian Nexus 4′s, though that was nearly a month ago.
It’s strange for Google to take this long to deliver an iterative update to Android, so the development team must be making some substantive changes to the underlying code. At least we hope it is.
Source: International Business Times