It's begun - the newest version of Android, 4.2.2, is being pushed to AOSP right now. We saw the accompanying Nexus OTA rollout start last night, with update files slowly springing up thereafter. Right now, 4.2.2 builds can be downloaded for the Takju Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi), and Nexus 10.

The build number is JDQ39 and the tag in AOSP is android-4.2.2_r1. Here are a few of the many directories that have been updated:

While the push has just started this morning, source will likely continue to show up throughout the day, and we'll update this page as that happens. The Android Building Google Group should have a post by JBQ when the push is complete.

Update: It appears the push has finished, all Android 4.2.2 code should be in AOSP now.

We're working on compiling a full developer changelog right now, and once we've done that, we'll try to come up with a more human-readable one.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.


    Is it available for Nexus 4 devices ?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      This is the source code - it's available in source code form.

    • http://twitter.com/sam1am John Samuel αΩ

      You can build and flash, but it's not booting. Nexus 4 not supported yet but I imagine it will be soon.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


  • Billy

    Could the delay to the Nexus 4 be related that it isn't an AOSP device (yet)?

    • bozzykid

      No. AOSP has nothing to do with Google pushing the release.

  • Scott

    Makes me wonder if some device OEMs wait for bugfixes like this to start building 4.2 software updates for their devices.

    • Rui Araújo

      They should have because Android 4.2 brought a lot of pain to some users, myself included.

      • Scott

        Maybe they feel that delayed updates is worth not having bugs such as the bluetooth audio issue.

        • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

          David made a great point on the podcast a few weeks ago. OEMs probably aren't going to bring 4.2 updates to many of their devices.

          The two biggest features that were brought in with 4.2 are lockscreen widgets and Multiuser support. Multiuser is a tablet-only feature, so some tablets might get the update, but most OEM's aren't very good about updating their tablets in the first place (i.e. Samsung). The lockscreen widgets are cool, but they are only currently supported by the stock lockscreen which every OEM currently replaces with their own custom variants. HTC was even doing lockscreen widgets several months before Google, and Samsung isn't about to let their Nature-thing slip away in favor of Google's new thing. Add to that, 4.2 requires a change to how the file system is managed, which would confuse any user who does anything within the file system. Then there are the bugs...

          My hunch, OEMs will probably push 4.2.2 to a couple of devices, just to say they did, but they will ultimately hold out for 4.3/5.0.

  • simon

    I hope the CDMA galaxy nexus sees it soon. Been stuck on 4.1.1 forever

    • Metallinatus

      I upgraded my GNex to 4.2.1 long ago doing a little trick on the settings of the phone o.O

      • mikeym0p

        build.prop tweak?

        • Metallinatus

          No, I force stopped an app (I guess it was the 'Google Services Framework') and then I checked for the update and it was there, but I have just done that again now and it didn't work, too bad.....

    • Joshua Rosen

      There have been 4.2.1 ROMs for the Verizon GN for a long time, I'm running a CyanogenMod nightly. I would expect that the first 4.2.2s based on the AOSP should start to roll out in the next day or so. Forget about ever seeing it from Verizon, you'll have to root to get it.

    • bydh

      If the features are important to you, probably easier to root and flash a custom rom based on the new source. Personally, I didn't want to wait for verizon to approve whichever version they would ultimately push out, so, I went the DIY route.

  • Niko Hyrynsalmi
    • http://twitter.com/andQlimax andQlimax

      thats seems to much..

      I see changes that we already got in 4.2.1 update (like Santa is back :-D)

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Hrm, you're right, though both of my scripts to pull changes are also showing this.

        • http://twitter.com/andQlimax andQlimax

          If your script to show 4.2.1 changes works, you can build a diff list between the two, removing the 4.2.1 changes from the 4.2.2 list :-D..not sure how to do...

        • Niko Hyrynsalmi

          Yep. Manual git command to compare branches & tags also gives it. Not sure what's going on. I will update the list if I find out what's wrong.

    • MrJigolo

      Can someone translate some of this stuff in more simpler terms?

  • Mr. Mark

    "has just gotten started"? really?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      My god, a grammar error on the internet. Someone arrest me!

      • http://twitter.com/sam1am John Samuel αΩ

        Don't feed the trolls.

    • Scott

      Why even comment. Really.

  • CuriousCursor

    Somebody on G+ mentioned that we can toggle using the Quick Settings buttons now

    • Christian Dröge

      It works with Wlan and Bluethooth via long press.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


    • DeadSOL

      OMG! They actually listened! :D

  • mikeym0p

    Are they pushing it to the N4? Or is it time to break this phones ROM cherry?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      AFAIK, the Nexus 4 is still not fully supported by AOSP due to the lack of binaries.

      • Billy

        This is what worries me, regarding support for updates from the community after Google stops releasing updates.

        • mikeym0p

          This was the case with devices before. They released them later in the devices life. Keep hope high for your Nexus!

          • Billy

            Good to know!

  • The_Chlero

    Here are the CONFIRMED changes in 4.2.2 so far:

    -Fixed Bluetooth audio streaming bugs

    -Long-pressing the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons in Quick Settings now toggles the on/off state

    -Bug fixes and performance enhancements

    As soon as I encounter new ones, I will post them.

  • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

    Nothing for 'toro', yet.

  • Jack Roberts

    When Will It Launch For The Nexus 4 ?

  • guest

    Hi everyone I updated to 4.2.2 last night and I noticed that every time I lock and unlock my nexus 7 it switches between two different clock fonts does anyone know why this is happening or has it happened to you.