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Android Development Team Announces Android 4.1.2, Will Hit AOSP Today

Just moments ago, Google’s chief release engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru announced the release of Android 4.1.2. The update itself is marked as minor and should only be further tweaks and improvements to Jelly Bean as we know it now. JBQ says 4.1.2 will hit AOSP sometime today, so all of you Android developers and tinkerers should have a fun day ahead.

We’re releasing Android 4.1.2 to AOSP today, which is a minor update
on top of 4.1.1.

As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7:
please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of
the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components
(the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1.

The build number is JZO54K, and the tag is android-4.1.2_r1.

Conley and JBQ

For those paying attention to the Nexus rumors, the leaked images of the LG Nexus device from last night were shown running 4.1.2, so that’s a great sign. Once there’s an official changelog for 4.1.2, we’ll update this post.

Via: Android Building

Cheers Tim!

  • andrew galvin

    ill wait for AOKP

  • jnt

    what was that “trick” for clearing out some system app or process that helped some to see OTAs quicker on the Nexus devices?

  • very cool…..wondering if there will be ANOTHER minor update when the next nexus gets announced. either way, i am happy, and can’t wait for my fav ROM to be updated to the new base. I will check my wifes N7 tonight to see if she gets the update.

  • bachinphx

    Waiting on AOKP. Then I’ll be stoked!

  • ddevito


    (I actually added this myself but at least it’s officially been added)

    • AnotherAndroidKid

      Awesome. I’ve been noticing the lack of it lately.

    • fixxmyhead

      yea this was already possible with old firmware just add a line to build prop. idk why people are surprised. this was a super easy mod anyone could of done

  • When is it coming for Nexus 7?

  • chris125

    Cant wait for it to hit my nexus 7

  • A Nexus 7 in the office already got the OTA 🙂 Trying to get my hands on it for a rough changelog…

    • Already got?

      • prestone1

        several on xda have reported getting it OTA. i have not yet

          • prestone1

            already tried that a few times. will try again tonight. that does work though, i did that on my gnex for the 4.1 update and after about 7 tries it worked.

  • First!! I can’t wait for CM to update the source in cm10 🙂

    • dshizzel

      Same here — I’m on the nightlies, and am unwilling to go back to stock just for this. I wonder if we’ll have to do a complete reset or if it’ll be a standard CM10 nightly update.

  • MichaelFranz

    oooooh piece of candy……ooh piece of candy

  • fakekellex

    Let me know when it gets pushed to the GSM Gnex. That way, I can start the clock for the CDMA version. (Seems to be 8-12 lag with VZW)

    • fakekellex

      *8-12 week lag

      • fixxmyhead

        i think u meant months

        • Um no, the Jelly Bean update was only a couple months late. As much as we rip on Verizon. Their Gnex updates have only been behind by a couple months, that’s not bad considering most other phones have to wait 6 months or more to get an already outdated version of Android. Most phones are just now getting ICS.

          • michael arazan

            vzw JB update was 2 months after the fact, but it still was the last Gnex on the planet to get the update. Even the canadian carriers which are the slowest usually, beat vzw to the punch by 2-3 weeks.

          • I’m aware that the LTE Nexus get updates slower than the other Nexus versions, but it still gets updates way faster than any other LTE phone.

    • The LTE version will get it in a day or so, but not from Verizon of course.

  • Wonder if the Nexus 7’s tweak is to fix the WiFi/brightness problem.. That is the only issue my tablet has.

  • Waiting for the Bugless Beast update….

    • Sakina Solomon

      You & me both

    • theentropic

      This is exactly what I posted to AndroidPolice when I read it there.

    • C-Law

      Ha! Me too

    • br_hermon

      Dito! 🙂

    • daryle barden jr

      I tried to flash BB for the second fine on my Gnex and it got Stockton the Google welcome screen. Second time I’ve had a problem with his Roms.

      • Just wait. Most if not all JB ROMs get stuck on the logo screen sometimes for up to 3 or 4 minutes. And the first boot after flashing will always take forever. It’s not BB’s fault. Sometimes it will boot in 20 seconds. Perhaps someone else can give more detail, but I believe JB now checks the file system while booting, that’s why you’re seeing this lag. It’s not stock on the Google logo, it’s actually doing something useful.

        • daryle barden jr

          No that’s not the probably. I let it sit until the battery dies hours later and nothing happened. So I managed to turn it back on just Flashed BAMF Rom And it’s back to its old self.

          • daryle barden jr


          • That is very strange. I’ve flashed 4 different Gnexs with BB and never had an issue.

          • I had that problem once you should try wiping the caches when flashing

  • Despyse


    Can’t wait for some ROMs on the GNex

    • JoshGroff

      Same here. Also, wondering when the stock update will roll out for N7.