So, I am about a week behind on this post as 4.2 has already been released (and 4.2.1, for that matter) but, hey, better late than never right?
As is tradition with WordPress major releases, this version has been named after Jazz musician “Bud Powell” and comes loaded with cool stuff, from enhanced character sets (yes, this now allows for Emoji support ) to streamlined “Shiny” plugin updates. Press This and the Customizer have also made some serious progress as well as additional embed support for Tumblr and Kickstarter embeds.
Take a look at the Core blog post outlining the new features and be sure to watch the video!
You may also see a familiar name down there in the credits for contributing to the 4.2 release.