GSM Galaxy Nexus getting OTA update to Android 4.1.2

October 15, 2012

Owners of the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus should start checking for updates, as Android 4.1.2 is coming to the device via an over the air update today. Seeing that the Nexus 7 received the same update last week, this is hardly a surprise.

While the update is mainly a bug fix release with some other tweaks, there is at least one new feature included in the update. Users can now expand and collapse notifications with one-finger gestures, as opposed to the two-finger gestures required before. Apparently the update also adds auto-rotation support for the lock and home screens. Some users who have already received the update are claiming improved performance, saying that the UI feels smoother.

Remember: this update is only for users of the unlocked version of the Galaxy Nexus. Users of the phone who have Sprint or Verizon as a carrier won’t be able to get the update. Not just yet, anyway.

While some users are claiming that they are receiving the same update for their GSM Nexus S devices, we have yet to see these claims substantiated.

GSM Galaxy Nexus owners: have you gotten the update yet? Are you seeing the improved performance some users are claiming?

Comments

  • wickets

    thanks….was wondering when this would go out……tried the goog framework trick a few times but no luck

    • Susanto Bakin

      OTA Notification Trick

      1. Go to Settings> Manage Apps -> All -> Google Services Framework: Clear Data
      2. Dial *#*#2432546#*#* (a.k.a. *#*#checkin#*#*)
      3. OTA Notification will appear in your Notification Bar
      4. Touch Reboot & Install
      5. Wait until the process is successful

      Worked for me

      • wickets

        thanks… still no luck, but clearing goog framework has no limits lol

  • http://newspda.ru/ Tayler

    это очень хорошо

  • http://www.cjmillisock.com/ CJ Millisock

    No update yet for me.

  • GNexusBoy

    Just remove your sim card ,clear the cache of Google framework service and OTA Update pops up directly after restarting without SIM Card!That was the way i followed to receive Android 4.1.2 on my GNEXUS!

    • Aditya Dodda

      It did not work for me :-( Thank you anyway. A similar trick worked for my nexus 7

      • Susanto Bakin

        OTA Notification Trick

        1. Go to Settings> Manage Apps -> All -> Google Services Framework: Clear Data
        2. Dial *#*#2432546#*#* (a.k.a. *#*#checkin#*#*)
        3. OTA Notification will appear in your Notification Bar
        4. Touch Reboot & Install
        5. Wait until the process is successful

        Worked for me

        • Gsxrboy

          Worked just like you said.

  • NotJealousAtAll

    As I sit here with my GS3 waiting for the first roll out of 4.1… YES!!

  • tBs_Battousai

    Has anyone seen a difference with the 4.1.2 upgrade? I can’t see any differences on my GNex or my Xoom…

    • Mike Ma

      The only difference so far is the drop down menu, instead of using 2 finger to expand and collapse a notification, you use 1 finger. And you can expand and collapse multiple notifications with just one motion. Swipe all the way down to expand all notification. swipe down a little then all the way up to collapse all notification

  • Dan

    Report from Nexus S Malaysia, using the trick and it works for me, thx!

  • http://www.facebook.com/adnan.aliefendic Adnan Aliefendić

    I just did the OTA update without any problem :D
    no land-scape mode but the notification bar is better now :D easy to use with one finger
    and the UI runs little bit smoother :D