True to its promise, Google has made the source code for its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system available for download.
Through pushing the new platform release in the Android Open Source Project
, Google is providing developers with the possibility to have a better look at the features and capabilities packed inside it.
“The name of the tagged release is android-4.1.1_r1. The name of the development branch is jb-dev,” Jean-Baptiste Queru, the technical lead at Google for the AOSP, announced in a post.
According to him, developers should come up with new clients starting from this code, even if they have been working on the master branch.
At the moment, the proprietary binaries were made available only for the Nexus 7 tablet and for the Galaxy Nexus. The code for Nexus S and XOOM should arrive soon.