Android 4.1.2 update was unveiled by Google for Nexus 7 tablet yesterday. Rumours about the Android 4.2 update were circulating the technological world since the alleged partnership of Google and LG for the next Nexus device. Android 4.1.2 update is quite small standing at only 31.3MB in size.
Android 4.1.2 brings along the biggest improvement for the Nexus 7 tablet and Android users in the form of landscape mode. Android users were not able to use the tablet horizontally, but the 4.1.2 update will allow the users to make use of the Landscape feature. The Jelly Bean update also brings a collection of bug fixes and stability improvements for Android system.
Releasing the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, Jean-Baptiste Queru, technical lead for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), said, “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.”
The comment of Queru hinted on the building of a new Nexus tablet as the power management chip would be replaced in the coming variants. Google has also provided a direct link for the upgrade and since its size is small, users will not have problems installing it.
The update is alleged to be released in the US with the UK being the next territory to get the update. The release date for the 4.1.2 update applicable to other Android operated devices has not been marked yet by Google.