It seems like Google is really going strong with the Jelly Bean OS as a new OTA update has been pushed out for the Nexus 7. This update will take your phone to Android 4.1.2 and it should bring the much awaited support for home screen landscape mode.
The JZO54K firmware is only 31.3MB in size and besides the new landscape mode function it also adds numerous tweaks and improvements that will enhance your device’s Android experience. Bugs were fixed and your tablet Nexus 7 should run even faster under this new update.
Google said that the update will delivered OTA, which means that you should wait for the notification or you can choose to follow the instructions in our own post (link at the end of this article), and learn how to manually flash Android 4.1.2 on your ASUS/ Google Nexus 7 tablet without the need of waiting for the official update.
The release of Android 4.1.2 JZO54K Firmware makes us hope that other Android devices will receive this update in the next couple of weeks and you should keep an eye on our web site as we will try to keep you updated on a daily basis. Also, in case you wish, you can try to check yourself and see if the update has been released for your device: open Settings, then ‘About tablet’ menu and check the ‘Software updates’ option.
This is only a minor update from Android 4.1.1 but if you own a Google Nexus 7, then you should update your device to 4.1.2 JZO54K update. Now that this release has been done, all Android developers will begin their own work on releasing new custom builds based on 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Also, in case you’re looking to buy a Nexus 7 tablet, then you should know that future versions of Nexus 7 will sport a slightly different power management chip which will make it incompatible with the Android 4.1.1 firmware and you will get the 4.1.2 as stock.
If you don’t want to upgrade the Android OS using OTA JB 4.1.2 update notification, then you should use our own guide on ‘how-to install Android 4.1.2 JZO54K firmware on Nexus 7 manually’.