Google Nexus 4 Challenge, Day 26: Widgets and Android 4.2.2

Aaron Baker – 
Published: March 11, 2013

I'm on day 26 with the LG Nexus 4 - also known as the Google Nexus 4 - and much like the other challenge videos, I'm coming up with a few additional things I like and don't like about this device.  I'm still going strong with the device, though I still think there's a value play in Sense and TouchWiz.  Consumers want something that offers value-added software out of the box, and for them, devices from Samsung and HTC deliver.  That said, the hardware is fantastic, but I'm focusing on two things today.

First, the Battery Widget Reborn (BETA) widget.  I downloaded it from Google Play for free, and it's a fantastic widget that offers a ton of information about the battery.  Since stock Android doesn't offer a physical battery percentage indicator, it's a must-have.

Second, the Android 4.2.2 update.  It's a minor one as Google prepares for Android Key Lime Pie, but it offers some useful updates like download time notifications. 

Just a few days left in the 30 day challenge, so let me know what you want to see in the final video @PhoneDog_Aaron on Twitter!

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