Hot on the heels of the official retail availability (and now non-availability) of the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 3G, Google has updated the Android Developers Nexus images page with brand-new builds based on Android 4.2. The images, for now, are limited to the Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi and 3G), and Galaxy Nexus (Takju) Play Store variants.


In addition, driver binaries for the aforementioned devices (except the Nexus 4 / Nexus 7 3G) and more have also been posted here. Of course, in more exciting news, Android 4.2 has also just been released to AOSP - so hit up our post (here) for the latest, up-to-the-second info.

Google Developers: Factory Images, Binaries

David Ruddock
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  • Kenny O

    So "Occam" was the Nexus 4 all along?? What happened to "Mako" - that was a much cooler code name and fit better with naming after fish

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      That may yet become a regional or non-Play Store variant. We will see in the coming months, no doubt.

    • TylerChappell

      Watch it be a 32GB LTE version, lmao /s

      • Bariman43

        I'm hoping it's just a 32 gig version. LTE needs to die.

    • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

      Ahh yes...the simplest explanation was the correct one. I forget what that's called...

      • Kenny O

        Someone should most definitely coin a term for that ;-)

  • Cédric Tremblay

    Wondering, the takju 4.2 version I installed on my Galaxy Nexus this morning did not have the HDR option in the camera (only thing I found missing).

    Would it be in that one, which is eeeh like more official?

    • http://twitter.com/xplodwild Guillaume

      Galaxy Nexus sensor doesn't support HDR

      • Cédric Tremblay


        I thought it was just an overexposed shot and an underexposed shot superposed, didn't think the Galaxy Nexus camera couldn't handle it.

        I probably wouldn't have used it anyway, was just worried it was not showing up.

        Thanks clearing it up.

  • http://twitter.com/thepowerofscott Scott Nienhuis

    Come on yakju image! :)

  • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

    There's no binaries for the Nexus 4.

    -If AOSP starts pointing toward Nexus 4, you are having a bad problem,
    and you will not go to space today (i.e.: there is nothing in AOSP
    related to Nexus 4).

    • mits

      Why there are no binaries for the nexus 4?
      Is google going to release them?

      • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

        I am sure they will but as of now the Nexus 4 isn't supported in AOSP.

  • mgamerz

    I have a US Play store device... But it's Yakju, isn't it supposed to be Takju? It didn't come with Google Wallet, which was surprising, but I definitely bought it from the Play Store directly.

    • Jose Joaquin Torcida Fernandez

      Hi!!! I hope that arrives in the next days to every gsm model...yakju included...we must be patient...hehe but it´s dificult

      • mgamerz

        I installed the takju version, and there's nothing in it that makes it better than 4.1. I downgraded to CM10 M3 and was much happier. The lockscreen widgets are pointless and it makes it more confusing than you would think is necessary. The camera and 4.2 apps are on my CM10 through 4.2 gapps so I'm not missing anything.

  • Tris

    Looks good, tested it for Nexus 7 but cannot root it properly.... Guess I will have to make do with the Phone UI for now :(


    Installed 4.2 on my Nexus 7 absolutely love it. In general its a pretty decent update. The one feature that i find myself liking the most is Day Dream. Its really nice seeing pictures of the family while at work.

  • yakju

    what about yakju?