Do you, by chance, own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus or a Nexus S? If you do, then here’s some news you’re bound to like: both phones are slowly getting an update to Android 4.1.2, and you don’t have to do that much to get it. Since it’s an OTA update, all you need to is select the software update option from your settings menu and you’ll be good to go.


Before you get too terribly excited, however, our pals at SlashGear point out that only GSM Galaxy Nexus phones are getting this update today. That means if you’re using Verizon‘s version of the phone, you’ve got a little while to wait before the update becomes available for you. We’re not sure how much longer that wait will be, but it seems like the update should be coming down the line shortly.

It shouldn’t take too long before you’re running Android 4.1.2 on your Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S either, as the whole thing is only 15.1MB in size. Whereas the update to Android 4.1.2 gave Nexus 7 users a long-awaited landscape mode last week, this update is giving Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S users increased notifications functionality – now, you can expand notifications with a single touch. There are of course some some bug fixes included in the update, but we’re not getting any specifics as far as bug and stability fixes go.

See? There isn’t much to this update, so even though Verizon users have to wait – and indeed, even if you’ve got the right version of the Galaxy Nexus, it still might be a little while before it hits your individual phone – it isn’t as if this Android 4.1.2 update brings any new features you need to have right away. Have any of you Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S owners received your OTA update to Android 4.1.2 yet?