Google’s lead Android engineer, Jean Baptiste Queru, has announced that Google has pushed Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to AOSP (Android Open Source Project) today. In addition to Android 4.1.2 being pushed to AOSP, Google is also rolling out the update to the Nexus 7.
The Android 4.1.2 update will bring with it a much-needed landscape mode to the launcher, along with some performance improvements and bug-fixes. One major reason why Google might have rolled out Android 4.1.2 is because of a change in the power chips of one of the Nexus 7 variants that is not supported in Android 4.1.1.
Below is the full announcement from Jean -:
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
JBQ did not mention anything as to when the Android 4.1.2 update will be rolled out to the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S. Even then, once Android 4.1.2 is synced to AOSP, it will be just a matter of hours before Android 4.1.2 based custom ROMs for all the AOSP supported devices will be available.
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