Android 4.2.2 Release Set for Brazilian Nexus 4

The Android 4.2.2 release could take place on the Brazilian version of the LG Nexus 4.

Before being shipped to major carriers in the nation last month, around 1,000 Nexus 4 models had Android 4.2.2, JellyBean installed into them, according to a South American blog.

Very little is known at this time about the minor Android update at this time, however, it is sure to make for a smoother performance for the operating system overall.

Google recently deleted the Nexus 4.1.2 image from its servers indicating that the company would be ushering in a new build of the operating system on the device. This Android 4.2.2-powered Nexus 4 in Brazil solidifies this theory.

However, all this information should be taken with a grain of salt as Google has not confirmed anything yet.

The Nexus 4 lauched at the end of last year and is one of the most impressive handsets on the market.

Specifications on the device include a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution and 320 ppi, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front camera, NFC (near-field-communications), a slimport HDMI port, and wireless charging capabilities.

In terms of power, the device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU with 2GB RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of internal memory, depending on what model is purchased.

The Nexus 4 sells for $299 with a new contract from a major carrier and is also available contract free.

However, it is not an easy smartphone to come by, as it sold out extremely quick in many areas throughout the world after its initial launch.

The Nexus 4 quickly sold out at all retailers after its mid-November launch in the U.S. Similar instances happened during the device's rollout in Canada and other countries. Google resumed the sale of the handset last week in those countries.