Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolls Out For Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.2 update for Galaxy Nexus

Galaxy Nexus has finally received the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, but it seems that the new software will roll out gradually and it will take a couple of weeks until all the owners of the terminal will be able to install the new firmware version.

Fortunately, you can also download it manually here. You don’t have to worry, as the download source is as official as it can be.

Among the new features of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Nexus is the new Quick Settings area, improved Google New and a new camera app with Photo Sphere. We would have also liked the multiuser feature on smartphones, but, for the time being, it is available exclusively on tablets.

The Multiuser feature allows you to create a different account for the same terminal, each user have his own settings, apps and home-screen layout, working the same way Windows user accounts work.

The Quick Settings in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean area in the Vanilla version was borrowed from the likes of Samsung’s TouchWiz or custom ROMs like CM10 or AOKP. We are talking about a new menu in the notifications area that allow the user to quickly change WiFi, Brightness, Mobile Data and other settings.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will also bring changes in the user interface of the 10-inch tablets, but now the Nexus 10 is the only one around running this firmware version. You will get an app dock in the lower end of the display when the tablet is held in landscape mode, and the notifications was also revised.

Google Now in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Nexus brings Google Knowledge Graph which offers statistics about your search. The Photo Sphere feature is a 360 degree panorama method and list of improvements for Galaxy Nexus is continued by a bunch of bug fixes.

I remind you that Galaxy Nexus sports a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution, a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The Smartphone manufactured by Samsung also comes with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 5 megapixel camera on the back with full HD video recording capabilities.

Have you installed the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update on your Galaxy Nexus yet? We are waiting for your feedback!

  • Willow

    The update went smoothly although I am not liking the quick settings on my Nexus 7. Just too big and no way to adjust it.

  • Ras Weldon

    how do i change the ugly digital clock on the opening screen? with 4.2 is it possible to transmit videos to a large screen wirelessly now?