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Android 4.2 called ‘one of the most bug-ridden releases since Honeycomb’

Published Nov 19th, 2012 3:43PM EST
Android 4.2 Criticism

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean received widespread acclaim as one of the best updates to the Android operating system to come around in some time. Android 4.2, however, isn’t getting the same praise. Android Police, which first broke the story about Android 4.2 lacking the month of December in its contacts app, has done the dirty work of chronicling the problems encountered so far in Android 4.2 and has found a wide array of issues. Among other things, Android 4.2 renders Bluetooth “basically broken,” creates random Windows Phone 8-like reboots, severely drains battery life and slows charging time. Taking all this into account, Android Police says that Android 4.2 is “one of the most bug-ridden releases since Honeycomb,” which at least had the excuse of being the first version of Android designed for tablets.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.