Google releases Android Jelly Bean source code to AOSP

After its announcement at the Google I/O conference, the Nexus 7 and Android Jelly Bean has been in the news for quite some time now, and as promised the source code of the OS has been released to the Android Open Source Project. It is now open to the developers to experiment and work on bringing out the latest instalment of the software to supported devices as early as possible.

The announcement came from Jean-Baptiste M. "JBQ" Queru, technical lead of AOSP, in an official post at the Android Building forum. The new release is tagged as android-4.1.1_r1 and the development branch is named as jb-dev. The post mentions recommendations from the team to create new clients to make them smaller and faster to sync, even if the developer is working from the master branch.

Also mentioned in the note was the availability of proprietary binaries for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus devices, with the Nexus S and Xoom to follow soon.

Android 4.1 now features a faster interface with improved search functionalities and voice recognition. The binaries for the Nexus devices can be accessed here.  

Source: Tech2.in | Image Credit: Lockergnome

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Detection said,
Mixed feelings about JB when ICS is still unstable and buggy on my tablet

I dunno, I have Cyanogenmod 9 running on one of mine.. it is a little flakey at times but overall pretty happy with it, liking it over v7 by far even though its not quite as stable. Hoping this new version irons out some of the quirks.

Detection said,
Mixed feelings about JB when ICS is still unstable and buggy on my tablet

That's hardly Google's fault? If the manufacturer of your tablet does not release software updates that fixes the bugs, it's their fault.

Detection said,
Mixed feelings about JB when ICS is still unstable and buggy on my tablet

Google has shown has smooth Android can be on a tablet, blame your OEM if the performance doesn't match what else exists in the Android ecosystem.

Detection said,
Mixed feelings about JB when ICS is still unstable and buggy on my tablet

Blame your manufacturer. It's great on my Motorola Xoom. Perhaps it is because I don't have any of the manufacture crap on my.

Max Norris said,

I dunno, I have Cyanogenmod 9 running on one of mine.. it is a little flakey at times but overall pretty happy with it, liking it over v7 by far even though its not quite as stable. Hoping this new version irons out some of the quirks.

Really? You are going to judge by an unsupported ROM? This is why noobs shouldn't root and run custom ROMs.

I'm assuming you're a noob by the ridiculous comment you made.

thealexweb said,

Google has shown has smooth Android can be on a tablet, blame your OEM if the performance doesn't match what else exists in the Android ecosystem.


I do blame the OEM, ASUS, I wasn't spitting on Google/ Android, I was saying I am not exactly looking forward to them pushing out a new version when they don't have the skill to get the current version stable

NightCrawlerInfinity said,
Really? You are going to judge by an unsupported ROM? This is why noobs shouldn't root and run custom ROMs.

Ummm yes, I am judging by an unsupported ROM because that's all that's available to the device.. did I say that Android was a little flakey? No, I said Cyanogenmod, an unofficial port, and like I said I'm overall quite satisfied with it. I assume you have reading comprehension troubles by the ridiculous comment you made.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,
I'm assuming you're a noob by the ridiculous comment you made.

Be nice will you?

CM9 may not be supported but it sure runs better than the standard rom provided by Samsung. So far I've had not issues I couldn't handle... but then, I'm not a noob: I actually know what I'm doing. Am I allowed to root and run custom roms now?

Max Norris said,

Ummm yes, I am judging by an unsupported ROM because that's all that's available to the device.. did I say that Android was a little flakey? No, I said Cyanogenmod, an unofficial port, and like I said I'm overall quite satisfied with it. I assume you have reading comprehension troubles by the ridiculous comment you made.

Your comment states that you hope JB will "iron out" issues you have with your existing build. Thanks to my good reading comprehensions, you are blaming the OS.

Chances are it will not. It is still an unsupported ROM. All CynogenMod is good for is getting you a ROM with the latest OS with the closest thing to Pure Android.

Perhaps that's not what you meant but you can't blame my reading comprehension but your writing. Have a nice day.

Bamsebjorn said,

Be nice will you?

CM9 may not be supported but it sure runs better than the standard rom provided by Samsung. So far I've had not issues I couldn't handle... but then, I'm not a noob: I actually know what I'm doing. Am I allowed to root and run custom roms now?

Who the hell was talking to you?

NightCrawlerInfinity said,
Perhaps that's not what you meant but you can't blame my reading comprehension but your writing.

Well it's kind of obvious I'd have to wait for the CM version of the ROM now isn't it? Next time I'll try and use smaller words though, or are you just getting off on being a grammar cop? Or are you just being an ******* for the fun of it, as you obviously understood what I was saying.. namely liking ICS, my particular CM ROM is a tad flakey a times, hope new version helps. Was it worth being a douchebag over?
NightCrawlerInfinity said,
Have a nice day.

Likewise, go take a nap, somebody's cranky.

Max Norris said,

Well it's kind of obvious I'd have to wait for the CM version of the ROM now isn't it? Next time I'll try and use smaller words though, or are you just getting off on being a grammar cop? Or are you just being an ******* for the fun of it, as you obviously understood what I was saying.. namely liking ICS, my particular CM ROM is a tad flakey a times, hope new version helps. Was it worth being a douchebag over?

Likewise, go take a nap, somebody's cranky.

I can see why you think I'm a douchebag. Obviously you don't like being corrected. Try to have a nice day.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

I can see why you think I'm a douchebag. Obviously you don't like being corrected. Try to have a nice day.

Guys can you start a new post to continue this? I'm getting a notification for every post you make as its all originally a reply to my post !

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

I can see why you think I'm a douchebag. Obviously you don't like being corrected. Try to have a nice day.

You spat the first childish comment, so yes you are indeed the d-bag here. Please try to have a nice day...

Detection said,


I do blame the OEM, ASUS, I wasn't spitting on Google/ Android, I was saying I am not exactly looking forward to them pushing out a new version when they don't have the skill to get the current version stable

Oh, so long as your own tablet isn't stable due to your OEM's ineptitude, Google had better stop making new versions then.

TCLN Ryster said,

Oh, so long as your own tablet isn't stable due to your OEM's ineptitude, Google had better stop making new versions then.

Are you purposely twisting things to cause an argument? GTFO

Astra.Xtreme said,

You spat the first childish comment, so yes you are indeed the d-bag here. Please try to have a nice day...

It wasn't childish at all. People are crying about their stupid ROMs and or Manufacturer F***ing up their OS. It's not Google's fault. Buy a Nexus or quit your complaining. END OF STORY.

Detection said,

Are you purposely twisting things to cause an argument? GTFO


Agree. Google shouldn't slow down because a manufacturer is not doing the right thing. You should have bought a Xoom (since it is a reference device) or waited for a Nexus tablet.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,
It wasn't childish at all. People are crying about their stupid ROMs and or Manufacturer F***ing up their OS. It's not Google's fault. Buy a Nexus or quit your complaining. END OF STORY.

Drama queen much? Nobody said anything about ****ing up their OS, and nobody was crying. And "buy this one device or wahh?" is the best "advice" you got? Lol get over yourself already.

Scroll up and try again.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

Who the hell was talking to you?

I was talking to you, and I say: You're replying on a public news site and you're being rude. Don't.

This article could have been written better. In the dinky paragraph where you mention "proprietary binaries", perhaps you should have clarified why Verizon is closer than ever to full ASOP support and how Sprint Galaxy Nexus variant was left out (thus far).

The proprietary binaries that were released are for the CDMA and LTE radios for Verizon. This brings Verizon one step closer to full ASOP support. However, the GSM and CDMA variants of the Galaxy Nexus are still missing the Camera, GPS and NFC binaries. Until those binaries are released, we can truly say that these devices have full ASOP support.

Sprint has not released the CDMA/LTE binaries so the Galaxy Nexus for Sprint is still one step behind GSM and VZW.

Repeat after me: AOSP AOSP AOSP

You know what this really means though if Google stays par for the course.. Nexus 7's will start shipping in the next few days! *crosses fingers*

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