entire month of December and thus causing a few issues. Now just days before December starts Google's started pushing a quickie update out. Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean arrived this morning for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, and now is being pushed to AOSP.
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.
Nexus rumors floating around showing Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean I'm sure many are excited for the possibilities of this landing on AOSP. Earlier today Google's head engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru announced that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will be pushed to the Android Open Source Project. Calling it a minor update with fixes and improvements. More details below.
Nexus 7 tablet is pretty great already. Running on the awesomely impressive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. For those that like to tinker, love CyanogenMod and custom features, or just feel like hacking that shiny new tablet we have good news. Some KANG's of CyanogenMod 10 have been released, and are now available for the Nexus 7.
announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean last month at Google IO it was all cheers. They made the early SDK available for developers in a preview state, but today have unleashed it into the wild for all. This is good news for those developers looking to get into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and start pumping out awesome applications.
Jelly Bean source to AOSP. Google's finally released the source code, which means they are feeling good about its current state, are ready to let the world enjoy it, and we can expect those Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 tablets to start shipping soon.
Open Source Android Project. It's where the Android community starts, where ROM developers go for "blessed" code, and without it, Android would still be puttering along behind lesser platforms. But the really great thing about Android is that it's adaptable - and anyone can adapt is. Many custom ROM developers out there (and, to be fair, manufacturers as well) have made natural and obvious additions to Android that are so useful, Google should go ahead and add them right into the main development tree. Here are five of my favorites:
Jean-Baptiste Queru. He's Google's lead technical developer for the Android Open Source Project, the open-source Android code that manufacturers and ROM developers use to create updated versions of Android. And he's not nearly as upset about the lackadaisical state of Android updates as we (and probably you) are. In a Google+ post yesterday, he broke down some of the reasons that Android updates in general and Ice Cream Sandwich updates in particular take so long.
apparently abandoning support of the CDMA flavors of its developer devices: the Galaxy Nexus and Motorola XOOM on Verizon, as well as the older Nexus S 4G. After the devices disappeared from the listings on the Android.com developer portal. The only thing remaining for any CDMA device is the early builds for the Galaxy Nexus, and those are marked as "for reference only". This led to speculation that Google had halted support for said devices, and in a way, they have.
disappeared from the official documentation. This includes Android source code and factory ROMs for Verizon's CDMA version of the Galaxy Nexus and Motorola XOOM, as well as the Nexus S 4G. What this implies (and only implies) is that Google is no longer providing official updates for the removed devices, as is generally expected of "developer" hardware. The GSM Nexus S and WiFi-only Motorola XOOM are still present, as are the two initial images for the Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE, though these are marked as "archived, for reference only".