For developers who have been clamoring to get their hands on Google’s latest mobile OS, Jelly Bean 4.1, the day has come. Since announcing Jelly Bean’s existence at Google I/O, we’ve been waiting for this day.
Here’s the announcement post from Jean-Baptiste Queru, Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project:
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.
Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google
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It will be interesting to see what people do with the source code, so we’ll be keeping an eye on the Android Groups for you.
Developers, start your engines.