While Android 4.2 didn’t get the grand unveiling many thought it deserved, we were no less excited for its arrival. It’s bringing a lot of great new features like Photo Sphere and some updated system apps — ie Gmail, Calendar and the like.
The first crop of users getting to play around with Android 4.2 itself will be those who opt for the latest Nexus devices, but for those of us on the Galaxy Nexus who might not get it right away you can still experience much of what it has to offer.
AndroidSpin has gotten its hands on a GAPPs package that’ll give Galaxy Nexus users the updated versions of Gmail, Maps, Talk, Calendar, Clock, Photo Sphere, the latest keyboard, and more. It’s presented as a flashable .zip file just as any GAPPs package is, and that can be flashed through your recovery of choice as if you were flashing a ROM. The only thing to note is that Google Wallet comes as a separate APK so be sure to grab that one and sideload it if that’s all you’re interested in.
Links to both downloads will be at the source below, and they’re hosted by Dev-Host so there’s not much trickery to be had. Be sure to let us know if things go OK, and have fun getting a taste of Android 4.2 before Google delivers it starting November 13th.
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TAGS: Android 4.2, GAPPS, Jelly Bean