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Nexus 7 Receiving OTA Update Now to Android 4.1.1 [JRO03C]

The Nexus 7 just got prompted for a 12.6MB update within the last couple of minutes. We aren’t exactly sure what is included just yet, but once the install completes, we will let you know. I have a feeling that it dumbs down Search. For those that attended Google I/O, pop into Settings>About>System updates and pull it.

It’s Android 4.1.1, but we aren’t sure if there are any new features. It appears to be no more than a minor bug fixer. The build number is JRO03C.

Cheers Tato!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Okay, so I unlocked/rooted my Nexus 7, installed a few apps, and then went on to update to Android 4.1.1.

    But when the Google logo popped up after it rebooted, it’s just stuck there now, at the Google logo. Anyone have any idea why it’s stuck there?

  • ManBearPig618

    If Google would only ship them now!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Great, a new update; now all we need is the damn tablet itself!

  • Bionic

    I’m gonna have a damn heart attack. How bout shipping it and THEN updating it.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Patience, young padawan.

    • r0lct

      Hopefully this was the only hold-up and now they can ship it.

  • James_C_L

    Great, even less memory for the user.

  • fvqu

    ROM devs will most likely port this to the Galaxy Nexus within a day.

    • Kyle

      Why will they have to? JB 4.1.1 source is out.

  • Oh how much I love me some Jelly Bean. I went back to ICS today and wow such a difference.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Why would you go back to ICS from JB? lol

      • For giggles. It did not last long.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Oh right, experimental reasons, gotcha! Nice. Yeah, I’ve heard nothing but great things about Jelly Bean. I’ve also read nothing but great things about Jelly Bean.

          And now I want to experience what others have experienced for a few weeks now damnit! Come on Google, as Bionic keeps stating over and over again, SHIP THE N7 ALREADY, GOOGLE!

  • Tyler Chappell

    oh man! and here I thought I would be bleeding-edge with Android 4.1! Now I will have 4.1.1 and I get to laugh at all those schmucks and suckers on 4.1! Buehemuehehehehahahahaha!

  • Trevor

    Is the build number an “O” followed by a zero? That’s just confusing.

    • enob

      Next build: J1Il0OL8B

      • Trevor

        Haha nice.

  • Jason

    Can you explain what you mean by dumbing down the search means?

    • AhsanS

      I want to know too.

    • j__h

      Recent patent litigation that forced the Gnex from sale in the US dealt with search. A “fix” is in the works to workaround the patent. Thus dumbing down search.

    • Liderc

      To get around the current patent Ban by Apple, they’ll be removing local search from your android phone. You can still search the web directly from the home screen, but you can’t search your phone locally for numbers and whatnot.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Same. What does that mean? It better not make the new and improved Search any less awesome than it is now!

      • Jason

        Gotcha… read that on here already of course but didn’t put the 2 together. Thanks for sucking balls Apple!

        • Now I will have 4.1.1 and I get to laugh at all those schmucks and suckers on 4.1! ..MayorMoney.blogspot.com

        • michael arazan

          I thought it was going to be a work around so they don’t have to do dumb it down. Besides if people don’t download it, apple can’t win.

    • r0lct

      It can’t search the local phone as part of the unified search.

      Edit: don’t know how I missed the other replies, oops

    • Mack

      Basically Apple doesn’t like the fact that can look through and search for apps, music, etc. on an android device.

    • Taylor Smith

      It is beyond stupid, but Apple “owns” not just the method of unified search, but the VERY IDEA of it.

  • Yagermeister

    I’m wondering if they were waiting for this update to drop before they started shipping? Let’s hope so anyways!!

  • ZZ

    Maybe it’s the update from 4.1 (Developer preview) to 4.1.1 (Retail version).

  • Probably just 4.1.1

  • AhsanS

    How will search be dumbed down? Does anyone know what functionality it will lose?

    • Tyler Chappell

      It won’t be.

  • Trevor

    I don’t understand how Google, a search GIANT, would ever have to dumb down their search capabilities. That’s ridiculous!!

    Whew, just saw the edit. That’s better. On another note, this update could mean they are ready release/ship the Nexus 7s to everyone!!

    • Wes

      To please the magnificent phone overlords at Apple.

    • Anthony Armando

      apple holds a patent on unified search making it patent infringement for a mobile operating system to search on itself, inside apps, and on the web from one location.

    • stupidllama

      they wouldnt, it would be forced upon them by a trade judge, not that this is what’s happening, but the dumbing down would be uncoupling searching the device and the internet at the same time, so they would be two different things, i dont think thats what this is but if it was that would be why. Its utter lunacy but it is what it is.

  • Droidzilla

    I want one of these so incredibly badly, but I can’t justify the purchase. I’ll just wait until it’s at Best Buy or Office Depot or something so that I can try it out. I’m sure I’ll make an impulse purchase at that point because I lack purchasing self control when it comes to having tech I want in hand right now.

    • duoexo

      that is my dilemma right now. I’ve been on the play store and at the confirm page but i chicken out. I want to try it before i purchase it.

      • LionStone

        hehe…when I went to the Store, I didn’t even think about…I just started pushing buttons…Just do it…this is one of the few devices that looks like you can’t go wrong. Google and ASus absolutely killed the 7″ market…it’s gonna make the Kindle Fire look like a bad deal!