What’s new in Android 4.2.2

Added on February 19, 2013

Category: Android Reviews

Google has begun to update its Nexus devices to a new Android 4.2.2. This time the owners of Google devices have been provided not only with regular updates of stability and speed of work, but also with some new interesting features.

Android 4.2.2

Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.2

Despite of the fact that Google hasn’t officially published the list of changes, I think that most of users have already found the most significant ones.

Speaking about visual changes, first of all we pay attention to an updated panel of quick settings. If you want to open this panel on a tablet you need to pull notification area by the right side. To open it on a smartphone you’ll need to pull notification area with two fingers. In order to exclude the possibility of accidental turning on of different connection modules, Google has changed the usage of taps. If you simply tap on an icon it will open settings menu, and long tap on an icon will turn on/off the module (this system works both for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth).

But here the good news ends. Flight mode still works in the old way, and single tap still works as before for it. The same situation is for the Internet module from your provider. Long tap is not supported and regular tap opens settings. Actually, it may seriously confuse users. Let’s wait for 4.2.3.

Protection of ADB connection has been improved: now the operating system will ask for permission on external connection.

Bluetooth sound transfer has been optimized. A lot of users have been complaining about it before.

Also, the process of downloading applications from Google Play Store has become more vivid and more informative: to a usual progress bar developers have added percentage and estimated remaining time.

The sounds of low battery notifications and wireless accumulator connection (for Nexus 4) have been changed.

It’s important! On the official site the time of Nexus 7 battery life has been changed. The improvement is by 2 hours (from 8 to 10 hours). This improvement is said to be connected with this Android OS update. Looks like Google worked really hard on the OS optimization and it’s quite possible that the users of other Android devices will also note the increase of battery life in their devices after updating.

And in general there’s a feeling that Android has become faster and smoother. And that’s goof news.

Author’s Bio: Eugene Rudenko is a copywriter for IT company Intellectsoft (to visit company’s site click here. Intellectsoft is a world-known mobile app developer and is a preferred Apple (UK) supplier.

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