With Jelly Bean officially announced, Android enthusiasts are now waiting for the first device powered by Google’s latest platform, Nexus 7, to arrive on the market.
On the other hand, Android tech-savvy fans are now trying to port Jelly Bean to as many smartphones as possible. HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III were among the first to get an unofficial Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update several days ago.
Today, a new smartphone received the hotly anticipated upgrade, the Nexus S 4G
. The folks over at XDA Developers are working hard to make this ROM fully functional.
Senior user CooLoserTech
managed to port the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from DaXmax’s base. The user claims he used the latest CM9 nightly build for libraries and vendor and a modified CM9 kernel.
The good news is that there’s a huge list of things that are fully functional, and a very short list of features that are do not work for the moment.
It has been confirmed that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are fully functional, along with NFC (Near Field Communication) and ADB.
The touchscreen works smoothly and most importantly the phone boots pretty fast. Keep in mind that this Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
ROM features integrated root.
The graphics processing unit works like a charm as well, together with USB debugging and the SD card. Last but not least Nexus S 4G will be able to take advantage of the phone’s camera and soft keys.
Audio and the ambient light sensor have yet to be fixed, along with the 3G connectivity. As a matter of fact, no connections are working for the time being.
There may be other things that are not working, and those who found them should notify the developer. For more details on this unofficial Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Nexus S 4G, head over to the original thread