New Nexus 7 Receiving Software Updates Out Of The Box


People who were lucky enough to get their hands on Google’s new Nexus 7 prior to its launch date of July 31 are being prompted to download two new software updates right out of the box.

The first update will immediately start downloading the minute you establish a Wi-Fi connection on your Nexus 7 during Android’s initial setup process. The tablet will automatically shut down, reboot into recovery mode, and apply a compulsory upgrade bumping the build number up to JWR66N; you will then be brought back to the setup screen where you will be able continue setting up your device.

The second update is more of a conventional upgrade which automatically downloads in the background which then activates a system update notification in the notification tray, where you can choose to either apply or discard the system upgrade. If you choose to accept, the build number automatically changes to JSS15J.

There is no evidence to suggest that these two upgrades bring any new features, so it seems safe to assume that they are both minor updates containing nothing more than various bug fixes and performance optimization tweaks.

The new Nexus 7 is Google’s most recent flagship tablet, packing a Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE capabilities, 16/32GB of internal storage and a 3950 mAh battery.