Google Nexus 7 getting OTA update to Android 4.1.1 – Google Wallet in tow

If you’re one of the 6,000 Google I/O attendees that went home with a Google Nexus 7 tablet, you should check to see if there’s an update waiting for you. Coming in at a whopping 12.6 MB, the update is small, and pushes your tablet up to Android 4.1.1.

There’s very little to speak of when it comes to changes within the .1 update, with the exception of the appearance of Google Wallet. Whether or not you’ll use Google’s mobile payment service is a whole other question, but we’re glad to see it didn’t take long to show up to the party. Since the application is installed into the system, you can’t uninstall it.

Other than Google Wallet’s appearance on the Nexus 7, the update is likely not much more than a bug-fixing update. We’re likely to see the update (sans Wallet) begin to land on the Galaxy Nexus Google handed out at the I/O conference in due time, but it’s not much to get excited over. Still, this is the reason to have a Nexus device – no manufacturers or carriers holding updates back.


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