Google recently released the Jelly Bean Source code. Developers and advanced users can now benefit from the source code from Android Open Source Project (AOSP). An XDA developer has ported Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to the Amazon Kindle Fire. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognised Developer Hashcode who has managed to port AOSP based Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) on Kindle Fire. The developer suggests that to port the Android 4.1.1 on Kindle Fire users will require adb to get the Wi-Fi working. Users are advised to boot up after flashing the ROM and Gapps. Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a command line tool which allows users to communicate with an emulator or Android-powered device.
There are a few things that do not work such as HD codecs (YouTube and Netflix). Texas instruments is expected to update the libion code for Jelly Bean. Apart from the HD codecs, the screen will over rotate and turning on UMS is reportedly a difficult task. If you wish to try out the Android 4.1.1 on your Kindle Fire, you can check for more details and instructions over the official thread on xda-developers. But users are advised to proceed at their own risk. IBTimes UK will not be held responsible for any consequence.
Google has begun to roll out the Jelly Bean Over-The-Air (OTA) update to Galaxy Nexus and Google Nexus 7. The Jelly Bean that builds on top of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) makes everything smoother, faster and more fluid. It promises to deliver the best performance and the lowest touch latency. "When you scoop up a device running Jelly Bean, you'll appreciate just how different this update makes Android feel - everything is smoother and faster," claims CNET UK. "It's one of the most competent updates yet witnessed from Google," it adds.
Kindle Fire is a budget-friendly tablet which offers free cloud storage for all Amazon-bought content. The Amazon tablet is expected to be a tough competitor to the new Nexus 7. It comes with a 7in IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It is powered by a Texas instrument (TI) OMAP 4 dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz. The device packs a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. It ships 512MB of RAM.
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