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
Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google.
This is some news. After the LG Nexus leaks running 4.1.2, Google is now pushing the 4.1.2 code to AOSP. It is also now rolling out to the Nexus 7 right now! The update adds the obvious performance and stability improvements and fixes bugs, but also adds one feature that has been the staple of the custom ROM scene: a landscape launcher.
We are curious to why Google is changing the power management chip in the Nexus 7, and if it’ll be a better product when released though. But otherwise, it’s a great update, even if it is small. Tell us if you get it and how it goes!