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Android 4.2.2: A better Jelly Bean rolls into the wild

The upgrade is being released to Nexus device owners first and reportedly addresses a Bluetooth bug.

If you need me this morning, I'm obsessively checking my Nexus 7, looking for the Android 4.2.2 upgrade that's reportedly begun rolling out to Nexus devices and will likely to be pushed from the carriers as well, at some point in the near future.

One of my favorite winter morning activities here in the chilly Rockies is to get up early before the rest of the family, start a fire in the wood stove, and get some coffee going to start the day off right. In the name of multitasking, I like to do all the above while listening to podcasts or Spotify on my Nexus 7 via a Bluetooth stereo headset so as not to disturb my slumbering wife and child.

At some point last year, this routine became a little less enjoyable thanks to an apparent bug in Android Jelly Bean that would often cause the Bluetooth audio to stutter and skip. Turning off Wi-Fi seemed to be one way to fix the issue, but of course that made it difficult to stream live radio or do much of anything else on the tablet while listening to something pre-downloaded.

That's why I'm constantly glancing at my Nexus notification bar today looking for word that the 4.2.2 upgrade package has been downloaded -- the Bluetooth bug is one of the fixes included, according to one Galaxy Nexus user who reports receiving the upgrade.

I haven't heard anything more about specific changes in 4.2.2 and Google simply says it "improves performance and stability."

Let us know in the comments if you've received the update and if you're seeing any changes in the operating system.

(Via Ars Technica)