Last week Google treated the world to the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update that coincided with the release of some new hardware such as the LG Nexus 4, and Nexus 10 tablet PC manufactured by Samsung. Not everything has run smoothly for the company though with the software beset by problems, and now Google has promised a fix for the December Bug but the Nexus 7 issues are surely more pressing.
As it is being reported by the Android Authority the search engine giant has acknowledged that there is a fault with the Android 4.2 firmware and the People App. We first reported about the problem a couple of days ago and Google has now taken to the official Android Google+ account and promised a bug fix was on its way.
The company failed to reveal when the bug fix will be released but considering tomorrow is Thanksgiving there is a chance it may not hit until next week sometime. Meanwhile owners of the popular Asus Nexus 7 are still reporting numerous problems with their tablet PC.
Almost a week ago issues started to emerge of owners complaining of having difficulty with Bluetooth connections especially when streaming music tracks. Trouble is though more serious issues began to come to light such as the system suddenly rebooting without warning.
Owners have also reported having issues with the Nexus 7 auto brightness feature as well as the display rotating suddenly with the device laying flat on a hard surface. Many have also said the device had become much slower after installing the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, along with reports of hardware not charging correctly with the battery quickly running down have also emerged, and most owners are now regretting upgrading to the later software.
There have been issues reported with other Nexus hardware running the operating system and it is surprising that Google hasn’t acknowledged the many other bugs affecting Android 4.2, as the December bug hardly compares with the Nexus 7 continually rebooting itself.
Mobile software when first released can often have early teething problems with even Apple’s ecosystem not immune to such problems, but this latest Android release is arguably the most bug filled offering yet. Hopefully it won’t take Google long to get their act together and iron out the problems with an OTA update fixing all the bugs.
Do you regret updating to Android 4.2?