Android 4.2 Jelly Bean hitting AOSP – Get ready for ROM updates

November 13, 2012
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We had a feeling today would go exactly how it's going. Basically it's all about the Nexus and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in the world of Android news. Oh and Verizon announced the HTC DROID DNA if anyone noticed. Today Google is dropping all sorts of goodness on the Android Community, and they've just pushed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to AOSP. They've also pushed the factory images for the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 too.

For average users this doesn't mean much, but for all of the developers, tweakers, ROM building, and crack-flashing this is excellent news. Now that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has been pushed to AOSP -- the Android Open Source Project -- it is in the wild for developers to access and use as they please. I'm getting excited.

All the developers at XDA and Rootz are probably already working hard to tear apart and integrate parts of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean into their custom ROMs. Nightly builds will probably all jump to Android 4.2 soon, and we'll see ports to multiple devices too. Earlier today CyanogenMod 10 finally hit M3 (milestone 3) but most likely their nightly builds will get bumped up to 4.2 within the next 24-48 hours.

It looks like the Nexus S and XOOM won't be updating past Android 4.1.2 -- or it looks that way according to the AOSP update that just went out. Either way this is great news for everyone else. Now it's only a matter of time before all of our favorite ROM developers start seeding out Jelly Bean to all their supported devices. Stay tuned folks and enjoy that Android 4.2

[via Google Groups]


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