Passionate, insanely thorough, pedantic… These are just some of the words used to describe the chaps at Android Police. You might recall their massive Things I Can’t Stand About Jelly Bean article from back in September.
On a similar note, they’ve gone through the latest release, Jelly Bean Android 4.2, and compiled a list of irksome quirks.
For starters, we have an Android 4.2 auto-brightness bug meaning brightness randomly adjusts even with no changes in ambient lighting. The technical term, used by Android Police, is “borked”.
Android 4.2’s Bluetooth is described as “basically broken”, and there also reports of random reboots (shades of Windows Phone 8 there).
Meanwhile, Android 4.2 battery life is said to be pretty terrible, and – worse still – charging can be on the slow side.
We also have lockscreen widget bugs, an issue when moving from portrait to landscape in camera mode, and – as Pondy was saying the other day – no December. That’s right; the calendar jumps from November to January.
Ultimately, the Policemen describe Android 4.2 as “one of the most bug-ridden releases since Honeycomb”, which had a semi-excuse in that it was the first version developed for tablets.
I should add that some issues are only applicable to particular Nexus devices, and a poll suggests not everyone is having problems. But still, it doesn't sound great, huh?
via: Android Police