Google has rolled out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in the market. This is the first upgrade after Google released the 4.2.1. This upgrade has been made to resolve a software malfunction. This bug caused glitches in streaming audios over a Bluetooth connection. This software will have a size of 47.6MB and will roll out all over the world in the coming days.
Google has already confirmed the release of this update to The Inquirer, but has refused to give any additional details. It is no surprise that there are not many new features or improvements in the Android 4.2.2 because Google is probably saving them till the launch of Android 5. It is being speculated based on the information given by the company that the Android 5 named as Key Lime Pie will be rolled out in the spring of 2013.
When Android 4.2 was launched in October, it brought along with it the Photo Sphere Camera. This camera allows the capturing of 360 degree panoramic images. These images can be shared using the Google + platform and can also be uploaded to Google Maps. Users can drag their fingers along the screen from one letter to another due to Gesture Type which is a text input tool similar to Swype. On the other hand Miracast enables wireless media sharing capabilities which are akin to Apple Airplay. These are the things that were made possible with Android 4.2. Android 4.2 is also beneficial for multiple tablet users, as it allows individual members in an organization or family to customize his or her homescreen, widgets, background, games and apps.
Approximately 152.1 million Android phones were shipped by manufacturers in the last three months of the year 2012. This was nearly double the number of phones sold a year ago. These figures were provided by a recent Strategy Analytics Report. More than 70% of the global smartphone market share belongs to Android.