Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1.2, JellyBean Update Coming this Month

The Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1.2, JellyBean update should arrive before the end of this month.

Google released the update for the Nexus 7 tablet yesterday and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone- along with the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom- will the next devices scheduled to receive it.

The first of these will be the international version of the Galaxy Nexus, which will receive the same changes and performance improvements as the Nexus 7. The update should be available to Verizon users shortly after it launches on the international model.

Google rolled out the Android 4.1.2 update for the Nexus 7 on Tuesday and also released screenshots displaying the new software running on the device.

Android 4.1.2 brings the rotation ability to the homescreen and is expected to improve performance significantly from Android 4.1.1. It also has a smoother user interface, fixes various bugs, makes device functions more stable, and features new versions of the Google Play store, Google Play Music, and Google Play Magazines.

Google could also be releasing a $99 Nexus tablet in the near future, according to a recent report.

NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shym stated that the device will enter production in December this week.

This $99 version of the wildy popular tablet was first mentioned in DigiTimes. However, Asus, the company that is expected to manufacture the device, has denied those claims, so this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt.

A 32GB Google Nexus 7 also could be as released early as Oct. 24, according to other reports.

The device was recently discovered in a listing at a Carphone Warehouse store in the U.K. Shortly after it was found, and a few Droid Life readers reported that they found the tablet in the retailer's purchasing system.

The device was priced at $259.92 and the reader also reported that his reseller is expecting shipments of the 32GB Nexus 7 sometime around Oct. 24 and called it a "special model."