Currently, there are only a handful of devices that are upgradable to, or ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. And these are all Nexus devices, including the new Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and all Nexus 7 variants, plus older ones like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Many users of these devices were naturally frustrated and mystified by a number of bugs on the platform, particularly a tendency to reboot at random, with no advance warning. As a result, Android 4.1, the first Jelly Bean version, is looking more stable than the newer Jelly Bean platform.
However, the frustration may not last that long, according to a report from Computerworld. The respected tech site had gotten confirmation from Google that its Android team has acknowledged the bugs, and is at work on a fix that should resolve the random reboot issue.
Nevertheless, Google did not mention when it plans to roll out this bug fix, nor did it say why the reboots are happening only on Android 4.2. Also not confirmed was whether other key bugs will be resolved or not on this fix.
Tech geeks have their own theories as to why the reboots happening, and it has nothing to do with applications like HD Widgets, as initially believed. It looks like the problem is with the platform itself. According to reports, location-based services may be the culprit behind the random reboots, as it had observed turning off these services could prevent some of these reboots from taking place.