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Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus Yakju Receiving Android 4.3 JWR66Y Security Update

After the guys at T-Mobile rolled out a firmware update that was addressing a security flaw for the Nexus 4, the members of the XDA community have signaled that a small software update has been made available for their smartphones.

According to the posters of the aforementioned forum, both the Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus Yakju recently received a small firmware update that updates the build to JWR66Y (from JWR66V). In case you are wondering, the software update is rolling out OTA and it still identifies itself as Android 4.3.

According to the guys at Android Central the new Android 4.3 JWR66Y update that is rolling out for both Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus Yakju aims to fix “security vulnerabilities which were recently involved in a high-profile Bitcoin heist.”

The security flaw is probably affecting the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 7 terminals as well, but, for the time being, there are now reports to indicate that the new Android 4.3 JWR66Y update has hit the two aforementioned tablets. Chances are that both the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 will be update to JWR66Y in the coming days.

The Galaxy Nexus was introduced in October 2011, packing a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, while being powered by a TI OMAP 4460 SoC with dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 CPU with PowerVR SGX540. The Galaxy Nexus also comes with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, while sporting a 5 megapixel camera capable of recording full HD videos.

The connectivity features of the Galaxy Nexus include HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, NFC chip, and microUSB 2.0

As you probably know, the Nexus 4 succeed the Galaxy Nexus, being announced in October 2012 after LG picked up the slack from Samsung. The Nexus 4 sports a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, while boasting about 2 GB of RAM and 8/16 GB of internal storage.

The latest Nexus flagship smartphone comes with a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 2 protection, while featuring an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, face detection, photo sphere, and 1080p@30fps video recording support.

Even though the Nexus 4 was released one year after the Galaxy Nexus, the terminal still doesn’t come with 4G LTE support, but packs DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetoot 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.

If the JWR66Y update didn’t already hit your terminal you can check for it manually by heading to Settings > About phone > Software Update and hit the Check for Updates button. Have you received the Android 4.3 JWR66Y update on your Nexus 4 or Galaxy Nexus Yakju units? Please let us know in the comments section below.


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