Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom WiFi Now Receiving Android 4.1.2 Over-The-Air


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!

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I like how the international gnex receives it before the Google Play gnex. Oops

    1. It was released internationally before on play, oops.

      1. Google themselves sold it, oops

        1. I like puppies, oops

          1. That’s a lot of poops to clean up, oops

          2. (Yoda Spears)
            Again I did it, oops
            (Yoda Spears)

          3. Luke, I am your father, oops

  2. Paranoid Android on my sprint gnex.. had 4.1.2 for a couple days now

    1. Yes same on Galaxy S :-)

  3. Pure stupidity… Shouldn’t always have to rely on devs to get the latest

    1. Seems this will always be the case with Android. Moves faster than even Google can handle.

    2. You’re waiting on Google for the latest, always.

  4. My N7 updated this morning! I doubt if I would see an update for my Gnex on VZW before Thanksgiving!

  5. I got so excited when I read the article title, and then I remembered that I have Verizon…

    1. I did the same thing with my Verizon gnex

  6. Damn The Verge, they reported earlier but never said it was only for the International version and not the Play Store version. Quote “Start checking your phone now if your’e interested, but only if you’re not using a Verizon or Sprint model” I been clearing Google Services Data and checking for updates for hours! Bitches! Thanks Phandroid, I can do something else now.

    1. As you were, @twitter-152776611:disqus :p

  7. forget 4.1.2 and start the review process for 4.2.whatever… and do it yesterday. ;-)

  8. I got it earlier but I have literally no idea what it’s done. I assume purely bug fixes, as there’s nothing visible that’s changed that I’ve found yet.

  9. This update deleted all photos on my Motorola Xoom!

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