Google has released factory images of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) for its new Nexus 7 tablet which will come in handy for those who have used the Android Open-Source Project, flashed custom build on their device, and those who might want to return their device to its factory state. The Nexus 7 was recently released and the company has quickly followed it up with the factory images. Until now, users had to wait for several months to get the factory image of an Android operating system.
Employing the factory image, users will be able to restore their device to its original state (Jelly Bean, build JRN84D). "This way, developers can tweak its internals without fearing a brick and users can always go back to something stable if a flash goes awry," explains Android Police. Interestingly, the factory image has been codenamed "nakasi", which actually is a traditional music form in Taiwan. The image file is under 246MB. You can check out for factory images for Nexus 7 at Google Developers.
"These files are for use only on your personal Nexus devices and may not be disassembled, decompiled, reverse engineered, modified or redistributed by you or used in any way except as specifically set forth in the licence terms that came with your device," elaborates Google Developers.
Google announced the Jelly Bean at Google I/O 2012 in San Francisco. The new OS which comes with major improvements and new features, is claimed to be the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. It is expected to provide a faster transition between homescreen and applications and make the tablet more responsive. The Jelly Bean will be rolled out in mid-July on a host of devices. It introduces improved App Widgets that can automatically resize the widgets, based on which location the user will drop them on the homescreen.
As part of announcing the Jelly Bean, Google has unveiled Project Butter, one of the major innovations in Jelly Bean. The transition around the Jelly Bean will be smoother and faster, even when there are several apps opened at same time. "Android 4.1 adds triple buffering in the graphics pipeline, for more consistent rendering that makes everything feel smoother, from scrolling to paging and animations," explains Android Developers.