Nexus 7 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out Slowly

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OTA update that started rolling out to customers today, Google has announced that the Nexus 7 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update is currently rolling out Over-the-Air to owners today. However, many owners should not expect to see the update arrive today.

Google confirmed the news on its Google+ Nexus page saying that the Nexus 7 Android 4.2 OTA is indeed under way. However, we haven’t heard from many owners who have seen the update roll out over the air. Unfortunately, that’s typical.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Update Starts Rolling Out.

With the Nexus 7 Android 4.1.2 update, Google rolled out the software slowly to Nexus 7 owners with many (including myself) having to wait days for the software to arrive. We expect the same thing to happen here with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update. It will roll out in waves with some owners seeing it today and others receiving it over the course of the next week or so.


The Nexus 7 Android 4.2 OTA is rolling out according to Google.


As it stands, owners of the Nexus 7 on the Gotta Be Mobile staff have yet to receive the update Over-the-Air.

Owners of the Nexus 7 might want to try a little trick that often works when the update has become available for the device but a prompt has yet to arrive. It takes just a few seconds to perform and it’s worth trying for those that don’t wish to install the update manually. Here are the steps in order to try and check for the update, which may work for some of you and not for others.

1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All

2. Find Google Services Framework.

3. Tap on Force Stop.

4. Select Clear Data.

5. Head back to the Nexus 7′s Settings, go to About, and check for a System Update.


Again, it’s not going to work for everyone but it’s worth a shot. Some users have reportedly used different combinations of Clear Date and Force Stop to force the update while others have turned off their device then powered it back on after clearing the data.

Read: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: Everything You Need to Know.

So while the bad news might be that some Nexus 7 owners (like myself) have to wait for the update, the good news is that the update is rolling out and should arrive in the near future.


Those that don’t wish to wait though can install the update manually.

Anyone seeing the update yet?