Android 4.1.2 comes to the Nexus 7, introduces landscape mode

October 9, 2012

    Android 4.1.2

    A new Jelly Bean update is rolling out to lucky Nexus 7 owners, starting today. Android 4.1.2 is an incremental upgrade, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Most of the changes have to do with bug fixes that improve stability and speed. There is also finally a way to move beyond portrait mode with the Nexus 7.

    Up until now, Nexus 7 owners didn’t have access to a landscape mode on the home screen unless they were willing to utilize a minor hack or use a 3rd party tool to get the job done. While most 7-inch tablet users spend a great deal of the time holding their devices like they would a smartphone, it is still nice to have the option to use the tablet in whatever orientation you wish.

    According to Android Open Source Project lead Jean-Baptiste, the new release should roll out today for those with pure AOSP builds of the mobile OS. Many users across the net have had positive success in getting Android 4.1.2 installed on the flagship Google tablet, though it isn’t showing up for everyone yet.

    This is the only Jelly Bean device that officially has the upgrade, as of now. With that in mind, it is very likely only a matter of time before the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Xoom follow suite.

    Any Nexus 7 owners get the upgrade yet? Any other noticeable changes beyond the new landscape mode?

    Comments

    • Marvin Garcia

      Nothing yet. Been mashing update button for last 20 min.

      • Andrew Mezzi

        Same here :(

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003760197786 Brian Omv

        where do I find a update button on the nexus 7?

        • Joe Lavery

          settings->about tablet (last item)->system updates (first item)

    • http://twitter.com/duckehhh Matt Lee

      no update so far for me, here in the uk. but use nova launcher, so the landscape mode is not a issue for me.

    • Ugo Marceau

      Nothing in France yet either.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564881084 Yanick Villeneuve

      Been trying the update button all afternoon…nothing yet!

    • Abrar Chowdhry

      nothing yet in canada

    • Ezye1313

      Do you have to do anything to get this? Are all nexus 7 owners with stock 4.1 going to get this today?

    • saurabhaj

      In no way you cannot expect it to roll out in all devices in one time,
      So stay tuned!

    • sheepybach

      Just checked and nothing in the UK either. It’s still showing as 4.1 on google play also. A few screenshots around but can’t find anybody who has been able to update yet.

    • Random

      nothing in israel -.- I’ve been trying to update since yesterday ….

    • SHEEPYBACH

      Am beginning to think this maybe a wind up as I still can’t find anybody who has updated to 4.1.2. Still nothing in the UK.

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