Android 4.1.2 update arrives on Nexus 7

Oct 9, 2012
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Good news, Nexus 7 owners: Google has started to push updates to Android 4.1.2 for your tablet. By far the biggest improvement this update brings with it is the addition of landscape mode, which Nexus 7 owners have been waiting for. The wait is finally over, though - after applying this update, you'll be able to use landscape mode to your heart's content.

Unfortunately, landscape mode seems to be the only noteworthy thing in this update. The update is quite tiny, coming in at only 31.3MB in size, and most of that is taken up by general bug and stability fixes. It's a shame that, aside from landscape mode, Android 4.1.2 isn't anything all that substantial. Many Android users were looking forward to it, but now it appears that Android 4.2 is the update to get excited about.

Still, if you're using a Nexus 7, the addition of landscape mode will make the download worth it. As stated above, this update also contains various bug, stability, and performance fixes, but as is usually the case, the bugs aren't singled out specifically. That means we don't know which bugs are getting fixed in Android 4.1.2, but just know that the fixes are in there.

Android 4.1.2 was released earlier today as an OTA update, but if you haven't received it yet and are tired of waiting, Google has provided a download link to snag it directly. At least the update's small size means that you won't have to wait very long for it to download, right? Keep it tuned here to SlashGear for more information on incoming Android updates!

[via Android Community]


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