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Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.1.2 Update: How To Trigger It Now

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The update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean rolled out for owners of the Nexus 7 and it is also rolling out to those who have the Samsung Galxy Nexus and the Nexus S right now. However it is thought that just like the Nexus 7, the update will come slowly to handsets. If you don’t want to wait then you can try to get the update now.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1.2 update: how to trigger it

Apparently there are some of the GSM devices of the Nexus and Nexus S that can get the update to Jelly Bean now. This is of course the latest and the greatest OS from Google. New features include expanded notifications that can be opened with one finger and zoomable Gmail app. While this is not something that is ground-breaking, it is a feature that will be welcomed by many.

While the update will be rolling out for GSM devices, this means that if you own the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S on Verizon or Sprint, you will have to wait for a while longer for the update. At the moment there is no word on when users can expect to get their hands on the update for the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, Galaxy Nexus with Sprint and the Nexus S 4G. If you own the GSM model of the handset you should get a notification of the update. However if you don’t want to wait then you can go into settings to check yourself:

  • Head into Settings – Apps- All
  • Go to Google Services Framework
  • Choose Force Stop
  • Choose Clear Data
  • Go back to Settings – About – check to see if there is a system update

You may have to do this for a couple of times; however the majority of owners find that the update will appear and you can then download and install Android 4.1.2 on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S.

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