Android 4.1.2 rolling out to Nexus 7 with landscape mode [Download]

October 9, 2012
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Just a matter of minutes ago Google announced Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean would be pushed to the Android Open Source Project, and now it's already hitting devices. Those folks from Mountain View work fast don't they? We've just received news the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA update is hitting the Nexus 7 and along with it comes full support for landscape mode and more.

We've been reporting tons of LG Nexus rumors, and even spotted the device running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean -- which has tons of readers excited. Sadly this version of Android is actually extremely minor and more of a stability and bug fix update than anything. Most likely Android 4.2 will be the next big thing on the LG Nexus.

Users over at XDA have also confirmed Android 4.1.2 JB is rolling out now. Many are reporting it has arrived on their tablets too. From the changelog listed on the small 31.3 MB update we can expect only a few minor changes -- although landscape is one I've been waiting for.

The update will improve performance, stability, and bring a few bug fixes although they don't specifically state what bugs. Most likely this is for the power management chip detailed earlier today -- so nothing major. One user in Australia was nice enough to shoot over a quick screenshot to confirm the update but so far it hasn't arrived on either of my Nexus 7 tablets. Most likely it will roll out in stages so be patient as it will arrive shortly. Let us know if you've got the update, if you notice anything else new, and if you like the new landscape homescreen option.

Update: Here's the download link right from Google.

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[via EEtimes] -- Thanks JoNny


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  • kamill

    How can I install it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/sandra.hudson.908 Sandra Hudson

      More to the point, do we HAVE to install it. I thought the nexus would update itself when we switched it on, and does it address the wifi problem.

  • Bob

    Where I am in Canada it’s 1230 on the 11th and my nexus 7 still says its up to date.

  • rommelgheist

    My updated just started loading…

  • Lee Shipley

    I woke to a notification on my Nexus 7 . It took only the time of a trip to the bathroom to quietly install itself. If if only point of desktop operating systems were this simple and unobtrusive.

  • Arkade

    This update so far also seemed to fix the problem with the screen driver where the right half of the screen would become unresponsive.