We’ve seen Google pushing out the “December bug fixer” update to the Nexus 4, 7, and 10 just a few days back. Showing once and for all how it pays to go the Nexus way, the Galaxy Nexus has now joined the ranks of other Nexii that sport the latest Android software.
The Android 4.2.1 software update (build JOP40D) is now rolling out to the GSM Galaxy Nexus, both takju and yakju variants.
Bear in mind that this really is just a minor update. Aside from the aforementioned bug fix, we’re seeing conflicting reports on whether or not it fixes the Bluetooth issue that’s plaguing Android 4.2, but it’s looking increasingly likely that it won’t. Nevertheless, the update is heading your direction.
If you know your way around the Galaxy Nexus, you can install the new firmware on the phone by first downloading the update package. Click here for the takju variant and here for yakju; these are direct links from Google. Please note that we won’t take any responsibility should something go haywire. You might as well wait for the update to arrive on your device.
Have you gotten the Android 4.2.1 update yet? How’s the phone running on the JOP40D firmware?