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Android 4.2.2 rolls out to some Nexus 4 users

It was a happy Valentine's Day indeed for Nexus 4 users, some of whom received the Android 4.2.2 update.

The bug-squashing update isn't all good news, though. AnandTech reported that a new change to the phone's baseband software seems to have completely disabled its partial, undocumented LTE support.

Its absence will likely go unnoticed by most Nexus owners - only after some tinkering did developers discover the partial support, which could only use Band 4 (or AWS), which is fairly common in Canada but less popular in the US.

Aside from suppressing unofficial faster data speeds, Android 4.2.2 - which was also spotted by Ars Technica on Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices - appears to offer little more than minor fixes and stability enhancements.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but Android Central detailed some of the changes, including a new app download notification progress bar with the time remaining and percentage downloaded.

Additionally, quick settings have been enhanced to allow for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth setting changes, and users will hear new sounds for wireless charging initiation and low battery alerts. Android Central also pointed to longer vibrations for notifications and a new Gallery app animation that allows faster downloading.

Also, when users connect their device to a computer for the first time, they will not be prompted to allow the connection - a small but secure enhancement that will keep a locked device safe if lost.

Android Jelly Bean isn't quite as popular as Google's Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich operating systems, but as of early February, is was on 13.6 per cent of devices, up from 10.2 per cent the previous month. About 12.2 per cent of those are running 4.1, while the rest are on 4.2.