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Galaxy joins Nexus 7 with 4.2 Jelly Bean problems

It appears that Google may have one or two things to iron out with their new Android 4.2 update. After launching the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 with the new version of Android, we’ve had a continuation of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean problems occur to those who have already begun using Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on other devices, such as the Nexus 7 after a recent custom update became available.

Over the weekend, we initially told you about Android 4.2 problems that users were experiencing when using the software on the Nexus 7 tablet. Now though, these problems have extended onto the Galaxy Nexus as well, with a collection of bugs that are causing consumers considerable hassle.

One popular issue that had been doing the rounds online, was the rather silly bug which caused the December listing to be missed out on the Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2, when inside the contact lists app and organizing birthdays. You can see over on Google’s official Android project website that the problem wasn’t affecting a minority, but rather all users who had already installed Android 4.2 on their Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 as well.

That isn’t the only gripe with Android 4.2 though, as a problem compilation by Android Police details some of the other issues related to Android 4.2 as well, specifically an annoying auto-brightness bug that appears to be affecting Nexus 7 users more than Galaxy Nexus devices.

Bluetooth appears to be having major problems functioning on the Galaxy Nexus as well, while in worst cases some users are also complaining about random reboots which obviously needs to be fixed up asap by Google. As far as we’re aware, the collection of issues all appeared strictly after updating to Android 4.2, so Google are going to have their work cut out to solve the problems and try to keep users happy.

Are you still experiencing Android 4.2 problems on the Galaxy Nexus? Keep checking Google’s official project website here and we’ll inform you ourselves if Google plan to issue a swift update before the end of the week.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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JP

Had rebooting issues, overall lag and brighness issues with the Nexus 7 4.2 update. Once I did a factory reset, all the bugs disappeared EXCEPT for the auto brightness and calendar. I just leave the brightness on manual so its not too bad (im sure they’ll fix this soon. That said, it not right that I had to do this just to get the device working right. Reinstalling all the apps was time consuming but worthwhile now that the the annoying reboots and lag are gone. I was getting 2-3 reboots a day. So far the device has been stable… Read more »

juanesteban
juanesteban

It is possible to do a downgrade (Galaxy Nexus)?. The camera is not that smooth anymore. The notification bar as well as the camera is suffering many lags. I started to hate my phone after the last upgrade.

James Bleakney

So far I have flashed a lot of stock and custom roms on my i9250 and 4.2 is riddled with issues so for those to say they haven’t got any are quite lucky. Before each install i always ensure my device is factory reset and dalvik cache wiped. With stock JOP40C yakju I have had “Launcher has stopped” errors, Camera and Gallery Crashes, Phone not hanging up properly, Battery Drain issues, Power button press not always bringing phone out of standby. I have only had one random reboot but I still think this rom has some serious issues. @google-f201504225e147baf498e8b1affe9213:disqus I… Read more »

David D
David D

Nicholas M you are clearly an android fan boy…no one is criticising Android just for the sake of it. I was the first to praise Android 4.1 but 4.2? its terrible…

– auto brightness is dysfunctional, this is nothing to do with flickering because it working fine with Android 4.1 but since updating it has been a nightmare.

– Project butter is out the window cos the lag has returned with Android

It is fan boys like Nicholas that allow google and apple to release such shambolic updates. Google need to get their Android house together because this is a joke!!

skedone
skedone

Only date issue on my devices maybe try updating your device properly including boot loader because Bluetooth works fine on mine I use it all the time

maggie
maggie

Screen gets dim and then brightens up on my nexus 7…so irritating.

khaleel
khaleel

I m also getting random reboots ,even when also the device is idle

Nick Anteau
Nick Anteau

This is why i backdated to 4.1, going to put a custom rom on there soon.

PK

Tons of problems on my Galaxy Nexus after updating to 4.2. 1.) The LABS setting for the stock browser no longer works correctly. The address bar just stays stuck on the screen with the first few letters of the web address frozen. 2.) When using the Nexus to listen to music, which I do all the time, the music “widget” I guess is what you call Play’s controls on the lockscreen cover the clock widget and are less responsive than the previous version. 3.) When listening to music on shuffle and skipping through many songs (on the lockscreen), after maybe… Read more »

Herman H.
Herman H.

Problems with reboots and lag since update on my Nexus7.

Tin
Tin

The brightness on my Nexus 7 keeps fluctuating since the most recent update.

Nicholas M
Nicholas M

No problems on the Galaxy Nexus or the Nexus 7 for me; but I guess if you didn’t stir the pot with desperate articles like this, how else would you get people to read your pointless articles?

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