If regular updates are your thing, you can’t go wrong with a Nexus device. While many Android users are desperate for a slice of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), the Google Nexus 4 is racing ahead on Android 4.2.2.
The latest and presumably greatest version of Android Jelly Bean adds a few minor features for Google Nexus 4 owners, and, er, also kinda removes one.
Improvements to “performance and stability” is all we’re told officially, but the cyberweb has outed a handful of wee Android 4.2.2 tweaks.
Downloads from Google Play now display an estimated time remaining till completion, and there are new alert tones for wireless charging and low battery. ‘Citing.
More appealing and practical are toggles for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the notification screen, which simply ask for a long press to activate/deactivate. Previously, you would’ve found yourself whisked away to the relevant section in Settings. Surely that's UI 101, man?
Finally, while the Google Nexus 4 doesn’t officially support LTE, there were stories of some customers in some areas of the US being able to latch on to 4G. Thanks to Android 4.2.2, that’s no longer the case. And Jan’s point about holding off on updates is proven once again.