Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2 update begins rolling out over the air [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
There are likely many Nexus 4 owners out there wondering where their taste of Android 4.2.2 is after the Jelly Bean update began rolling out to the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and GSM Galaxy Nexus the other night. Wonder no more, friends, because the folks at Android Central and XDA-developers have discovered that the update has begun rolling out over the air to the Nexus 4. The update weighs in at 54MB in size and is build JDQ39, just like it was for the other Nexus units. A direct download link from Google has also been posted so that any Nexus 4 users that feel like manually installing the update can do so.
As was noted earlier today, the Android 4.2.2 update contains a few new goodies that are worth mentioning. For example, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons in the Quick Settings menu can now be long pressed to toggle the respective radio on or off, and the app download notifications now show both the percentage of the app that's been downloaded so far as well as an estimate for the time remaining. Android 4.2.2 doesn't seem like a huge update overall, but that's not a surprise considering that it's just a bump up from 4.2.1. There are some nice tweaks packed inside of it, though, and there are also likely some under the hood changes that we aren't aware of yet. If you've got a Nexus 4, be sure to keep an eye out for that update notification, as the staggered rollout appears to have finally begun.
UPDATE: Bad news for any Nexus 4 owners that had tweaked their handset to work on band 4 LTE, as Anandtech has found that the Android 4.2.2 update removes this functionality. The site explains that when trying to select the "LTE Only" or any other LTE option in the Nexus 4's Phone Info section, the device automatically switches back to the "WCDMA Preferred" option. This news isn't exactly a surprise since the Nexus 4's LTE support has always been very much unofficial, but it's still something to keep in mind if you're already using your N4 on LTE and just can't handle going back to HSPA+.