Android 4.2 rolling out for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 Tablet

Google introduces a whole new array of Nexus devices today, and it seems that the older Nexus gadgets would be joining the party as well.

The smartphone- Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 Tablet are all set to get the Android 4.2- Jellybeans update. The updates have started rolling out, and reportedly, only few users have received the update so far.If you own the GSM Galaxy Nexus smartphone, and if you possess “takju” variant, you’re more likely of getting the upgrade. None of the Sprint and Verizon users have received the update so far. Nexus 7 Tablet is also on the list of devices which is bound to get the OTA update.

Android 4.2 comes with a lot of exciting features like Photo Sphere mode, Gesture typing, multi-user mode, notification settings, Google now, Daydream, Miracast sharing, and other minor performance and stability updates. The newer version of Android optimizes the performance of your device and minimizes the battery consumption. The list of above mentioned features make Android 4.2- a highly anticipated update. For now, only a handful of devices have been upgraded to Android 4.2.

The OTA update would reach your device soon. Just make sure you have “Check for auto-updates” enabled in the Settings.

However, if you cannot wait for the update, here’s an easy and quicker way to manually install the 4.2 upgrade. The method makes use of adb (Android Debug Bridge) to install the ROM files. Make sure you have Android SDK installed on your computer before you proceed towards the installation. Also make sure that your device (Galaxy Nexus/Nexus 7) is running the Android 4.1.2 build JZO54K. The method is valid only for the aforementioned variant.

If you’re a naïve user, we suggest staying away from such manual installations and waiting for the OTA update.


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