Google Releases Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Masses

By Jon Partridge on at

Google has just released the Android 4.1 source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for people to take a peek at, poke at, and port over to various devices. CyanogenMod team, start your engines.

The release is the first foray into the full official release of Jelly Bean, allowing anyone to download the code and compile. The code currently includes proprietary binaries that allow 4.1 to be compiled for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, while the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom binaries are on their way soon too.

It also looks like the CynanogenMod team can finally get their hands dirty and start the wheels turning, as many salivate in anticipation of the next version of the ever-popular ROM to install on their device of choice. [AndroidCentral]