Google releases Android 4.2 source code

Google has released the source code for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean meaning developers such as CyanogenMod team will now be able to take the code, have a play with it and of course upgrade their ROMs. Jean-Baptiste Queru of Google's Android Open Source Project posted the details on Google Groups, saying that the Nexus 10 is the best choice for AOSP work on 4.2:

No flagship device so far has been so open, and no flagship device so far has had that level of AOSP support at launch. 

Queru also stated that the Nexus 7 3G isn't supported, as Google has been unable to license the GSM stack for AOSP yet, so without it the device won't do more than the normal Nexus 7. Nothing in the AOSP is related to the Nexus 4 either.

Factory images for the "takju" Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 are available here. The proprietary binaries to run AOSP on Galaxy Nexus (maguro, toro and toroplus), Nexus 7 (grouper) and Nexus 10 (manta) can be found here. The Nexus S and Xoom will no longer be supported.

Source: Google Groups Image: Google Nexus

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"No flagship device so far has been so open, and no flagship device so far has had that level of AOSP support at launch."

and No flagship device has ever had so many viruses

Colin McGregor said,
and No flagship device has ever had so many viruses

Got a source or some facts to back that up?

Seriously, any device is going to get a virus if you blindly click accept to the prompt saying "Are you sure you want myhotpic to make changes to your device". -_-

Seriously? Do you even know the definition of Malware? Security companies and most websites are repeating the malware mantra over and over, once for all do learn that there is ZERO Android Malware. You're faking a PC term and applying it to the Android ecosystem. Android Malware doesn't exist, those are just rogue Apps and those are installed by the user and NOT automatically like their PC cousins. They require user intervention, hence one must be really stupid enough to press on 'install'. The average user wouldn't even enable 'Unknown Sources'. Android 4.2 will also prompt the user to verify any App which is to be installed.

Rogue Apps have Zero access to the low level system files, so they CANNOT 'infect' anything. If not point me to some other evidence to support your Android Malware theory, name me any Android rogue app that install itself automatically without user intervention & which conceals itself as a legitimate process or that does anything to access other resources outside the Dalvik VM just like regular PC malware would do.

Those who claim that Android has 'Malware', those are the same people who have ZERO clue about how the platform works inside out.

This is way too much, people don't know what crap they're sprouting nowadays.

Colin McGregor said,
"No flagship device so far has been so open, and no flagship device so far has had that level of AOSP support at launch."

and No flagship device has ever had so many viruses

The Windows 8 Pro's version of Defender will let in 15% of all malware, just saying....

The Nexus S and Xoom will no longer be supported.

Further reading of the announcement replies from JQB show that they just can't reveal info about those devices at this time. I have no doubt carriers are holding up the Nexus S at the moment, just like the transition from 2.3 to 4.0 for the Nexus S.
In due time I'm betting you'll see Nexus S support from AOSP.

on the motorola website it lists the devices and timetables. it did have the atrix as getting the update and months later they changed their mind and at the same time gave a date for the xoom upgrade. make a decision, put on schedule and 30 so days later change your mind again. i want to believe the blogger is wrong.

xoom owner

Techno_Funky said,
Dear Samsung, I have a S2 and I still dont have Jelly Bean.

Be glad you even got ICS

I have an HTC One S and I'm still waiting on JB, I think Asia and possibly Europe got it but I don't think we'll get it until after December

When android first came out Samsung was pretty clear that software updates for older devices are not part of their philosophy.

Techno_Funky said,
Dear Samsung, I have a S2 and I still dont have Jelly Bean.

tester.br said,
ffs, who cares ?

its the most fragmented plataform out there, no ones gives a s***

get over it, seriosly

How does this affects you?

tester.br said,
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its the most fragmented plataform out there, no ones gives a s***

get over it, seriosly


ffs, who cares (about what you've posted)?

its the most boring outdated comemnt out there, no ones gives a s***

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tester.br said,
ffs, who cares ?

its the most fragmented plataform out there, no ones gives a s***

get over it, seriosly

I care. I love Android and have had zero issues with it on my GSII and my Nexus 7.

How about you get over it. Seriously.

tester.br said,
ffs, who cares ?

its the most fragmented plataform out there, no ones gives a s***

get over it, seriosly


Yipp no one cares about the most popular mobile OS.

tester.br said,
ffs, who cares ?

its the most fragmented plataform out there, no ones gives a s***

get over it, seriosly

Please leave this forum and never go come back, crap troll..

tester.br said,
ffs, who cares ?

its the most fragmented plataform out there, no ones gives a s***

get over it, seriosly

lol..its funny to read ignorant Android haters comment

tester.br said,
ffs, who cares ?

its the most fragmented plataform out there, no ones gives a s***

get over it, seriosly

Get over what? We report the news, clearly people want to know about this, oh with Android being the most common phone OS.

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