Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code going live today
The amount of days you have to wait until your device (hopefully) gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has become significantly shorter. Thanks to Android’s Open Source Project head Jean-Baptiste Queru announcing the code is going live on the open source website, today!
What this means is that the base level OS code is available to all developers and manufacturers to add their own
bloatware layer on top to suit their specific hardware, ie. TouchWiz for Samsung, or Sense for HTC.
Initially the announced “launch” partner hardware being Nexus 7, Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom will be the first with source binaries available. However, it shouldn’t take long for the major players to get Jelly Bean out into the wild and on to your favourite ‘Droid.
HTC and Samsung have both stated their flagship devices will be the first in line to receive the update as they didn’t want to keep their flagship customers waiting.
You can see Jean-Baptiste’s post below and keep on top of all of the breaking Android 4.1 AOSP updates on the Android Building Google Group topic.
What are you most looking forward to from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean? Let us know in the comments section below!