android 4.2

Factory Android 4.2.2 images now available for Nexus devices

jelly bean

Been dying for that update to Android 4.2.2? Over at Google Developers, they’ve released the factory images for:

Google Android 4.2 Scans Apps for Safety

scanningAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean has a built in app scanner to increase the security of the open Android OS. Every version of the OS seems to get a little better at detecting flaws in security and this is the best version yet. The built in app scanner is said to be a light weight version of Google’s Bouncer software that is used scan Google Play apps.

The built in app scanner will actually allow you to side load apps and still stay as secure as downloading from Google Play by first verifying that you want to install the app. After you verify you are trying to install something the apps data will be sent to Google and analyzed against known malicious software.
Android’s VP of Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer stated:

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