Google Publishes Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Full Changelog

Security enhancements, app tweaks, network improvements and more

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It’s been less than two weeks since Google kicked off Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean rollout to Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices and the search giant finally released the full changelog of the update.

We reported about a week ago on some security improvements included in this update, but most of them were aimed at developers.

Fred Chung from Android Developer Relations team was kind enough to detail these changes in Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but, as he said, those were only a fraction of what this new update has to offer.

We already knew the most important stuff from Google and previous leaks, but it looks like those were not all the changes that Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean brings.

It looks like there’s a lot going in the background of Android 4.2.2 as well. In the graphics department, Google mentions platform level support for new wireless display settings has been implemented on Nexus 4 devices.

This implementation includes the ability to discover and connect to Miracast compatible devices via Wi-Fi Direct. There’s also new full HDMI mirroring with notifications and multi-display support.

In the networking department, Google claims it has improved Wi-Fi Direct support in order for devices to remember other devices.

There’s also another change that makes faster captive portal detection on Wi-Fi, cellular connections, and PAYG (pay-as-you-go) SIMs.

Gmail app has been tweaked and improved to offer a smoother experience. The email client now auto-fits messages to the device’s screen and allows users to pinch-to-zoom, so emails are easier read.

Users can now make a swipe gesture to archive or delete emails when viewing their Gmail inbox, or they can attach videos while composing messages directly from the application.

There are a lot more changes included in Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, so for the full changelog of the update head over to the official support site.

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