Google will start selling the Android 4.2 OS powered Nexus 4 handset and Nexus 10 tablet today on Google Play Store and it looks like Google wasted no time and has officially flipped the switch on the release of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones. According to the users reports on Twitter and Google+, the new Android 4.2 software update has hit Apple’s servers and is propagating now to the GSM Galaxy Nexuses only. Sorry, no luck for Sprint and Verizon connected CDMA GNexus phones yet. The new firmware bumps the build number up to JOP40C.
Android 4.2 build will carry Photosphere support with 360 degree panorams, improved Google now, Gesture Typing (which is similar to the popular Swype keyboard app), new Clock app, a new screensaver called Daydream, and various other improvements and you can use two fingers or the button at top right of the notification area to access quick settings. Users won’t be able to initially benefit from the much talked about multi user support, which won’t be the part of this Android 4.2 build. And there’s a Triple-tap support magnification which “works everywhere except the keyboard and navigation bar.”
If your rocking a GSM capable Galaxy nexus, and want to check to see if the update has already begun rolling out, you can do so by heading into Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates. Don’t forget to tell us how the update is working for you.