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Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update For Galaxy Nexus And Nexus S Hits The First Devices

Another good news for the ones who chose an Android device that belongs to the Nexus line-up: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is now available for Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S. The new firmware update debuted a couple of days ago on Google’s first tablet, Nexus 7.

Android 4.1.2 can be considered a minor update compared to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, but it is set to bring better system speeds and some bug fixes. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S has a size of only 15.1 MB, while the same firmware update for Nexus 7 had 45 MB.

As about the smartphones belonging to the Nexus range, rumor has it that the fourth device of the series will be launched later this month. LG Nexus 4 / LG Optimus Nexus, or whatever the company will decide to name it, will reportedly be based on the hardware platform that debuted on LG Optimus G.

Therefore, on October 29th we might be able to see an LG Nexus 4 in flesh, boasting a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera. Reports are indicating that the internal storage capacities of the LG Nexus 4 might disappoint many of you, as the next-gen Android dev phone will come with 8 GB of memory and no microSD card slot. Anyway I am recommending you to take the information with a pinch of salt, as it is the result of the rumors that hit the web lately.

Returning to the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, you can manually check whether the update is available for your device, in case the notification didn’t pop yet. In order to do so, head to Settings > About Device > Software Update and update the device over the air.

In case the update didn’t hit your smartphone yet, you can use this tutorial and update your Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 to Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ( Pre-Rooted ROM ).

If you are among the lucky owners that already received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update, I am inviring you to share your opinions in the comments section below.

  • The Social Batch

    Nexus 7 Tablet.. It does run smoother. What I think works really well is Google Now. I didnt like it til now. I love this tablet more then any device I have owned. But Im ready for Samsung Note 2.

  • Vasilica

    I got the update yesterday. There ia nothing new, but the phone moves faster and smoother. And Google Now works better. It’s a great update and Google proves once again that android is the best os.
    Note: my phone is a Samsung nexus s

  • I am using nexus s 9020 why i am not getting update???

  • booboo

    Like it so far. I am usually in landscape on the Nexus 7, so the new home screen layout is a big improvement. I’m hoping the keyboard is also better.

  • AD

    Just got updated to 4.1.2 today. The initial version had its flaws of processor running much slower than an ICS (on Nexus S). I’m assuming this update fixed the Google web search as well.. Running smooth so far, above all content with my purchase where the OS is updated realtime rather than waiting like the other Android enabled devices have to.. Yay Nexus!!

  • palo

    When will I get it for takju model nexus’

  • arjit

    Just updated to 4.2.1
    My device is working much smoother ..
    No additional functionality change in this update .

    Nexus s

  • Galaxy Nexus

    Quite frustrated…..thus still no fm radio included in this update!!

  • jayboy

    Nexus 7 running sweeeeeeeeet!

  • nik

    love the update there’s a lil bit changes, my phone works smoother but want more features .:)) Keep up the good works. I never regret having this phone. very unique!!! . I’m using nexus s(i9023)

  • Got 4.1.2 on my nexus. Like the fact that home screen rotates so I can use it in bed with the charging cord on the top (upside down). However, maps and facebook apps had problems (worked fine with 4.1.1). FB would report “Stopped working” and exit every time. Maps refused to go to my current location (“need to enable location services” even though they were enabled). Power cycle didn’t help. I got both to work. Had to uninstall FB and re-install it. Maps, I went back to “factory original” and then updated to current. Now all is fine. Given I hit both problems within about 10 minutes, I think QA was a bit lacking on this update.

    • Daniel

      Hi, how long does it take you to fully updated to the new OS? mine Galaxy Nexus screen turned black after i click on “Restart and Install”….

  • Sydney

    Have just had the 4.1.2 update on the Asus 7 Nexus. Best piece of kit I have!. Makes my iPad 3 into the clumsy, inflexible, intolerant, over priced, member of the apple family it really is. Only the non Apple apps give it any merit at all. We need all big companies to migrate to Android.

  • Jahabar

    I got update in my Nexus S comparing to 4.1.1 , The 4.1.2 good speed. what other features i don’t know. please Update me