Jean-Baptiste Queru announced source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been released to the Android Open Source Project. This comes a mere two weeks after Google unveiled the new operating system during the first day’s keynote at Google I/O 2012.The move means developers will now be able to play around with the latest version of Android.
This release is significant as it allows device manufacturers and developers to start tuning their products to work with Android 4.1., custom ROM makers will be able to take advantage of the latest code and put out some new ROMs for a wide variety of devices.
Google, said, “We’re releasing Android 4.1 in AOSP today. The name of the tagged release is android-4.1.1_r1. The name of the development branch is jb-dev. We recommend that you create new clients, even if you’re working in the master branch. It’ll make your clients smaller and faster to sync. Proprietary binaries are available for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. Nexus S and Xoom will follow.”
Another good news is Cyanogenmod Team Begins Work on Jelly Bean-Based CyanogenMod 10!!!
According to XDA: It hasn’t been long since Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at Google I/O 2012, and the CyanogenMod team has already announced commencing work on Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10 on their official Google+ page.
According to the announcement, the team does not have early access on the Jelly Bean source code, and are waiting for its release on the AOSP. However, they are preparing to start work by considering the changes apparent in the latest version.
Apart from confirming that the Jelly Bean release will be CyanogenMod 10 rather than 9.x, the announcement clarifies the future of different CM9 versions. Since the jump from CM9 to CM10 wouldn’t be as huge as that from CM7 to CM9 and since almost all devices compatible with ICS will run Jelly Bean just fine, the team is likely to eventually stop maintaining CM9 (after a stable release) in favor of CM10. On the other hand, the Gingerbread-based CM7 will continue to be maintained for older devices.
This is good news for Cyanogen Mod fans which will definitely speed up the process of CM10 now that the source code is available.