Google have started to dish out a minor update to existing Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS on the The Nexus 7 and as far as we are informed is also available for the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and Xoom. The 4.1.2 update tends to improve performance, increase stability and fix certain bugs. It also adds rotation ability to the homescreen, something that wasn’t possible in the previous version of the software.

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update


Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update


Google’s chief release engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru just announced via the Android Building group that version 4.1.2 of Android is being released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) today. He further went on to add that the Nexus 7 users would be the initial recipients of the latest update while other devices are also not too far ahead. His statement read:

We’re releasing Android 4.1.2 to AOSP today, which is a minor update
on top of 4.1.1.

As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7: please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of  the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components  (the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1.

The build number is JZO54K, and the tag is android-4.1.2_r1.

Conley and JBQ

Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google.