It was last Wednesday we got word that Google had made available the Android 4.1.2 factory images for the both the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7. Unfortunately for those that that don’t like messing around with their device’s software, this was little more than comfort that an update was scheduled to be coming at sometime down the pipeline.
Today, Galaxy Nexus (yakju), Nexus S and Motorola XOOM (WiFi) owners users were greeted by an over-the-air update, bringing their firmwares up to the latest version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The 15.1MB update brings with it a few added enhancements like landscape mode ( Nexus 7 only), and single digit expandable notifications (complete with haptic feedback).
Keep in mind the update for the Galaxy Nexus is (surprisingly) only for the international model and not the version sold direct from the Play Store. No worries though. We’re sure Google will be pushing out it out shortly for takju models as well, so don’t fret. For those that know what they’re doing, and feel like downloading the update to apply manually, hit up this thread on XDA. No telling when Sprint or Verizon variants will be updated (needs to go through a review process) but here’s to hoping it wont be too long.
Thanks, ihparker, DP and everyone who sent this in!
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