After quite a long time since its official release, Android 4.2 is finally here for Google's Nexus 7 tablet. If you are one of the anxious people, you can install it manually right away or simply wait a bit for the over-the-air update. A post on Google+ today confirmed that Android 4.2 has begun rolling out for the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Nexus as an OTA update.
As reported by blog site Android Police, everyone can download the 4.2 manual installation package as a zip file from Google. Once you've downloaded the file, you can follow the steps offered by Android Police to update your tablet. But most users may want to avoid the hassle of a manual installation and hang on for the just-released OTA update from Google.
The 4.2 brings the support of multi-users on a single Android 4.2 device. People who share a single device can log in with their own separate accounts. Each person can have a unique home screen, background image, and apps.
Meanwhile, Android 4.2 offers a keyboard that lets you input characters using gliding gestures. It can also display entire strings of different words as you type to better predict what you want to type. A 360-degree panoramic photo feature named Photo Sphere helps you combine different photos in any direction to create a full panorama. And another 4.2 feature called Miracast takes a page from Apple's AirPlay by streaming video and audio from your Android phone or tablet to your TV.