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

Developers have been able to play with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software developers kit (SDK) since it was first launched at Google I/O, but the company announced that the full software developers kit (SDK) for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now available to developers and can be downloaded through Google’s developer portal:

We are pleased to announce that the full SDK for Android 4.1 is now available to developers and can be downloaded through your SDK Manager. You can now develop and publish applications against API level 16 using new Jelly Bean APIs. We are also releasing SDK Tools revision 20.0.1 and NDK revision 8b containing bug fixes only.

With these new tools, developers can create and publish applications that will work on devices running Android 4.1. Google encourages developers to use the Nexus 7 as their base for creating good app experiences, and says that developers should “keep up” with the example set by the Nexus 7’s native apps with respect to performance and appearance.

The OS development tools can be downloaded by developers at the source link below.

Android Developers Blog (via Phone Scoop)

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