Google Releases Android 4.1.2 Update for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7

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Good news for you if you own a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 7 tablet as Google has just released a minor update to Jelly Bean in the form of Android 4.1.2  to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with build number JZO54K. This update brings few new features along with bug fixes to Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 tablet devices. The announcement was made by Google’s Chief release Engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru, in a Google Group dedicated to Android software builds.

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Apart from various bug fixes, Android 4.1.2 update delivers improved performance and stability to the operating system and also brings lon awaited landscape support to the Nexus 7 tablet, allowing users to rotate the home screen to landscape mode. Previously, the Nexus 7 tablet homescreen was restricted to portrait mode only, so now once you update your Nexus 7 tablet to Android 4.1.2, you can safely delete the third party app you used for screen rotations.

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Google has only released factory images for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus at the moment but is is expected that Nexus S and Motorola Xoom are next in the list to receive this update. There are no official words on when this Android Jelly Bean update would be available via OTA, however, since the official factory images are available, if you own a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 7 tablet, you can update your device to Android 4.1.2 right away. Just grab the factory images from the links below for your device:

Download Android 4.1.2 Factory Image for Galaxy Nexus  |  Nexus 7

  • Landscape mode – that’s biggy. Atleast they know users’ expectations

  • Eagle

    Upon completing the 4.1.2 update my Nexus 7 became a brick. Touch screen no longer responds to input, although the operating system is still running, and buttons still work to change volume.

    I hope this is an isolated issue with my unit alone. Returning it to store for replacement.