Android 4.2.2 Brings Improved Notification Interface and New Tunes
While Google has released the Android 4.2.2, there hasn’t been any changelog, which can explain fixes and enhancements included in the build. However, it is now possible to make a list on enhancements added to the new version. One of the most noteworthy is the improved notification bar that shows the time remaining for downloaded apps. Also, when users long press on the WiFi and Bluetooth squares on the Quick Settings, they can turn into toggle switches. But, things can be a bit confusing as the Airplane Mode box is just a single-press toggle.
There are also a few new sounds added. Android 4.2.2 replaces the ugly grunting-like noise that has been notifying us for years when the battery is low. There’s also a new sound to indicate wireless charging feature. The Android 4.2.2 update will further add to the fragmentation issue. Gingerbread and Honeycomb devices will slowly dissipate into that background, while many users are migrating to Android 4.x versions. Nearly all recently released phone models have used Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and the market seems ripe for the next major Android release, possible Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0)