Today Google announced they were releasing Android 4.1.2 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The release is a minor update to Android 4.1.1 and the release notes say it “improves performance and stability and fixes bugs.” Reports from around the web say that the update is already rolling out to the Nexus 7, and EETimes has confirmed it enables landscape mode on the Nexus 7 home screen. Overall, it doesn’t sound like too much to get excited about, but at least this release brings us one step closer to Android 4.2.
Android engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru also notes that there is a “New [Nexus 7] revision coming indeed with a different power management chip. It’s functionally identical to the existing one, but requires a new driver and bootloader that weren’t part of 4.1.1.” This could be a hint of the $99 Nexus 7 that CNET says is coming by December.
We have yet to receive the update on our Nexus 7, but we will be on the lookout. Let us know if you got the update and if you can spot any other changes that might have been included.
Update: Al Sutton of Funky Android has uploaded a full git log of the changes here.