Android 4.2.1 Released

Hot on the heels of the recent Android 4.2 release, a minor follow up has begun rolling out to Nexus tablet owners.

Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners are waking up to an OTA update to Android 4.2.1.

If you haven’t got yours already, you’ll be seeing an update notification pop up in the next day or two.

What’s fixed in Android 4.2.1?

As with all minor updates we shouldn’t expect anything revolutionary to be pushed out.  So unless you have a lot of friends with birthdays in December you’ll not be getting too excited by this one.

As far as we know the headline fix is the birthday bug introduced in 4.2.

That said, I am hoping that there’s something in there to help the performance problems many of us are still suffering from.  Some early feedback on Twitter indicates that owners have seen an improvement but it’s always so difficult to tell.  Personally the performance of my Nexus 7 varies from day to day so it’s not clear what may or may not be affecting it’s speediness.

As always I seem to be the last person to get these updates but will report back when it finally arrives!


  1. I’ve just bought a Nexus 7, but it’s a 4.1. Are you saying that it will just update itself automatically?

    • Yes, I’m not sure anyone really knows how it works behind the scenes, but sooner or later you’ll get a notification saying an update is available and would you like to install it.

      There are ways to “force” it but you’re probably better off waiting.

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