The new Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean changelog

Google kicked off the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update rollout gradually and has now released the final changelog of the 4.2.2 update on Nexus mobile devices, including Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. If you've been wondering what exactly has been included in the 4.2.2 update, this guide highlights some of the exciting new features of the android 4.2.2 software by Google.

New DownloadHandler

Starting us off, the android 4.2.2 update comes with a sleek new notification for in-progress app downloads. This new feature shows the percentage downloaded and the estimated time remaining for your app download to complete, which is indeed a handy feature.

According to Google the new download feature is used to “Calculate speed of in-progress downloads and estimate time remaining until completion….[It] funnels timing data to notifications through DownloadHandler.”

New Wi-Fi Direct support

In addition, the 4.2.2 comes with a new Wi-Fi Direct support that has been enhanced to allow your device to remember other devices. This means you can now enjoy faster captive portal detection on cellular connections, pay-as-you-go SIMs and Wi-Fi on your android mobile device. Moreover, the new Wi-Fi protected setup is now supported with WPS push button PIN support.

New quick settings toggles

Even better, a tweak to Quick Settings now allows you to use long press on the Wi-Fi squares and Bluetooth as if they were actual toggles. This is an improvement from how the other set of power controls work, where you have to press to toggle and long press for settings.

New Android sounds

Last but not least, the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update has added a few new sounds. You now have a new low battery sound that replaces the earlier low battery sound that many thought was annoying. A new Wireless Charging sound also replaces the no sound at all for Wireless Charging of the earlier 4.2 Jelly Bean version.

Overall verdict

Overall, the Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is a powerful piece of software packed with a host of features and impressive system improvements as outlined on the Android official page at android.com/about/jelly-bean/.

However, this latest iteration of Android Jelly Bean is likely to be the last Jelly Bean update in its class. Google is already preparing to launch a new android version named Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The 5.0 Key Lime Pie is expected to be revealed at the Google I/O event that will take place mid-May, 2013

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