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posted last night on the official Android Building mailing list, Google developer Jean-Baptiste Queru announced the availability of the Android 4.1 source code. The code has landed in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and is now available to independent developers.
Android 4.1, which is codenamed Jelly Bean, introduces a number of noteworthy technical improvements under the hood. It includes significant performance optimizations that boost the responsiveness of Android's user interface. It was launched at Google I/O last month and debuted on Google's impressive new Nexus 7
New versions of Android are typically developed by Google and its hardware partners behind closed doors. After a new version launches on a hardware product, Google publishes the source code and makes it available through the AOSP code repository.
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