Google has announced the release of its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Jean-Baptiste Queru, a popular Google developer known by his initials “JBQ”, said on a Google Groups page that the Android team will now release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in AOSP today.
ROM developers can identify the name of the tagged release as android-4.1.1_r1 and the name of the development branch is jb-dev.
It is highly recommended that developers create new clients amid work in the master branch, which, according to JBQ, will make clients smaller and quicker for synchronization.
“Proprietary binaries are available for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. Nexus S and Xoom will follow,” he added.
For Android users, this means that the long wait will be cut short if they depend on custom ROM developers to receive the latest Android software. If you rely on CyanogenMod Android ROMs, expect a ROM for your device that builds upon Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. At the time of this writing, this team of developers is likely preparing to download the sources and commence work on this new project.
Google Nexus owners will likely have to wait a little bit longer since Google is just uploading the source code for the time being. This means you will not yet receive the promised Android 4.1 over-the-air (OTA) update to your Nexus. The update is set to arrive by the middle of this month, after which Google will upload the factory images on its site.
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