By Anu Passary email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 11, 2013 08:26 PM EST
The elusive LG-made Nexus 4 from Google is in the news again, but this time not because of availability issues, or lack thereof. It's because the Nexus 4 is reportedly receiving the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software upgrade in select countries.
Google had officially pushed out the Android 4.2.1 software upgrade for the Nexus 4 in November 2012, and now reports reveal that some Nexus 4 smartphones in Brazil and Malaysia are getting the incremental update to Android 4.2.2.
"Google hasn't yet officially announced the incremental update, but some users in Brazil and Malaysia are reporting that Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is showing up on their devices. The first reports mention a 1,000-unit batch of Nexus 4s shipping out in Brazil, and are said to be making their way to Brazilian mobile carriers this month," reported Slash Gear.
Malaysian site Lowyat.net even received an 8GB review unit of the Nexus 4, which is not available in Malaysia as the country has 16GB versions earmarked for the region. This device was running the Android 4.2.2 update.
"It has come to our attention from our readers that our review unit of the LG Nexus 4 by Google is rather...special. Our review unit showed that we held a device running Android 4.2.2 - a build that has not been released yet," noted Lowyat.net.
The site also noted that the update does not seem to bring too many "significant changes" from Android 4.2.1. Moreover, the device could possibly be a developer version as the build number contained the word "dev-keys" at the end.
Lowyat.net also put up a video (below) that shows the Nexus 4 running the Android 4.2.2 update.
Even though Google is yet to officially confirm the software update, the Android 4.2.2 sighting suggests that the company is possibly testing the new build. With Brazil and Malaysia receiving the updates already, Nexus 4 fans will be hoping that other regions will follow suit sooner rather than later.
Check out the Android 4.2.2 on the Nexus 4 in the video below.