Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, New Version of Android, Develop Android App

Developers and device manufacturers alike have just received an ultimatum from Google to get their Jelly Bean builds for their devices and apps ready for prime time: the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code has just been made available.

“Proprietary binaries are available for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. Nexus S and Xoom will follow,” Google technical lead Jean-Baptiste Queru wrote in a forum for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Jelly Bean is largely intended to offer smoother usage than its predecessor, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). However, it also includes several stand-out features, particularly the Google Now personal assistant.

It still may take some time for things to go live as the code is replicated, but it’s definitely great to see the new code available to the community.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at