Monday 4 February 2013

Google pushes newer Android 4.2.1 code to AOSP, device update next?

Google has released the code for a new Android 4.2.1 build in Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Carrying the build number JOP40G, Android 4.2.1_r1.2 seems to be small bug-fixes largely for Nexus 4.

Traditionally, Google has first released the source code for a new Android version in AOSP and followed it with an OTA update for Google-managed devices, later posted the factory images of the same on dev website.

So, the first part is done. Now, the wait starts for the OTA update, which seems like should be coming to Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices in the coming days.

What is new in Android 4.2.1_r1.2

Reduce the power consumption in off-mode charging
Allow device to sleep in off-mode charging
Do not suspend when disconnecting from charger
Charger: suspend enable in charger mode
We are expecting to see the OTA in the coming days, followed by Android 4.2.2, which should be arriving in a month or so.

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