Android 4.1.2 rolling out to Nexus devices and AOSP

Android 4.1.2 rolling out to Nexus devices and AOSP
The newest version of Android is getting another bump today. Jelly Bean has gotten a bugfix pushing it to Android version 4.1.2. There have already been reports of the update rolling out to the Nexus 7, and the Android Development Team has said that the source code will be made available sometime today. 

It seems that the update brings performance enhancements and fixes, and the big addition allows the homescreen on the Nexus 7 to be rotated into landscape view. According to the Android Development team, this fix is also necessary because:

This obviously confirms that there will be variants to the Nexus 7 hardware, which we've all expected both from the new reports of a 32GB model, and the older reports that there is a space reserved in the Nexus 7 chassis for a rear-facing camera. 

The 4.1.2 update has already started rolling out to Nexus 7 users, so just keep checking in for it. The update is 31MB.

**Update** Word has it that the update has also started rolling out to unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones as well as the Nexus 7.

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18 Comments

1. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

DAMN, i bought rotation control just for that, now its gone to waste? nvm my nexus's usb port is screwed up and i cant charge it which means i cant use it. PLUS i cant find the box for my serial number, DAMN IT!

2. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Take it apart, the SN is under the battery

6. Seymur unregistered

They built it very poorly, i broke everything of it. Well, accidentally.

7. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You did pay only $200-$250 for it, so you guys should not expect a miracle of build quality

11. Seymur unregistered

those dollars turns into euro in stores and that's not less money, at least for me. if Apple did that everyone woud be complaining about it "iSheep iBeep brainwash", when it's Google, "oh they know what they do". they didn't even reply to my mail, which i expected exclusive Nexus support.

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yeah, Samsung has had a major problem with build quality lately... They need a new design team.

16. josephus

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 09, 2012

you do realize that N7 is Asus, not Samsung, right?

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yeah, sorry, my mind was on the Galaxy Nexus for some reason

3. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

What about the Galaxy Nexus?

4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah cant wait it for my GneX. most probably build 5 of AOKP will have it:)

9. AppleHateBoy unregistered

The 4.1.1 update for SGS3 was just rolling out and Google released 4.1.2. Poor Samsung. I believe Google should inform the manufacturers 4-5 weeks in advance if they are going to release a new version of Android.

10. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Well the latest Nexus phones always gets the latest updates. Right now the Galaxy Nexus is the newest Nexus phone, so I'm waiting for this. Unless it's specifically for tablets? But no that leaked image of the LG Optimus Nexus shows 4.1.2.

5. Aaron_R96 unregistered

May sound like a stupid question, but if you have an AOSP supported phone (Xperia S in my case) does it have to be rooted in order to get AOSP updates?

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

AOSP is just the open source repository and anything you find there would need to be compiled before it could be loaded onto your device. Nexus devices get the updates direct from Google. Because the Xperia S is only AOSP, you would have to be rooted and you would have to install ROMs made from the source by the community at XDA developers.

12. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Check out XDA, find out what they're offering in terms of roms at the moment. Plenty of devs are putting lots of work into supporting many platforms. Only way to find out is check.

13. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Well if this update does anything useful to my Galaxy Nexus, I hope they give it to us soon.

14. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

YES!! MY AOSP TABLET FINALLY WOULD HAVE AN UPDATE.

18. paulislegend

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Great... only 3 months till I get THIS update from Verizon...

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