The Advantages and Drawbacks of Android 4.2/4.2.1

Discussion in 'Android' started by yuyuyup, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    Hi, I've had an intermediate amount of experience with my Nexus 7, and it seems to me that some advantages of 4.2 over 4.1 are overlooked. The touchscreen of my device became much more responsive; you can now further depend on your keystrokes when typing.

    However, 4.2 is lousy with bugs. Massive amounts of apps became broken requiring updates. Many bluetooth devices became incompatible (the Wii remote is still incompatible.) I've heard of many other gripes. What other advantages and disadvantages have you experienced?

    My experience: OTG woes due to Busybox breaking when 4.2 came out. At the time I didn't comprehend the significance of Busybox, and as soon as I installed the 4.2 compatible version it fixed the OTG issue.

    Using 4.2.1 I can connect to a bluetooth speaker (with wifi on as well) and stream audio just fine. I can also sync w/ my other android device with bluetooth. Wii remote is broken of course, but I heard the sixaxis is now fixed for 4.2.1.

    Screen responsiveness is so fantastic that I don't want to downgrade to 4.1.2. Despite all disadvantages.
  2. raystriker

    raystriker Alpha PC Builder

    Dec 28, 2011
    4.2.1 is nice, but it has quite a few problems,
    a notable one is...
    Did you know that google changed majority of the bluetooth code
    and that has left many apps, that used bt(like the wiimote controller)
    completely useless. Though now, devs have figured the bluetooth stacks,
    it created a lot of nuisance
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