Android 4.1.2 OTA update brings landscape mode to Nexus 7, rolling out now

Wow, Google don’t waste any time, do they? Just after announcing that the Android 4.1.2 build will be releasing on AOSP today, we are now hearing that an OTA update to Android 4.1.2 has begun rolling out for the Nexus 7, adding much needed support for landscape mode in the homescreen.

The update brings the Nexus 7 up to build number JZO54K and is 31.3MB in size, and apart from the aforementioned landscape mode feature, also brings stability and performance improvements and some bug fixes (though the update notification doesn’t mention what those are).

The update should be hitting more and more Nexus 7 as the days go by, but you can manually check if it’s already available on your tablet via the Settings » About tablet » Software updates menu. Also stay tuned for a guide to manually update to Android 4.1.2 from us.