The source code for the new version of Android, Jelly Bean, is now available for developers. Files may be downloaded to be compiled for the ‘tablet’ Nexus 7 and the ‘smartphone’ Galaxy Nexus. Thus, developers and manufacturers can start working on versions of Jelly Bean from this time to include it in the devices.
Android 4.1, known as Jelly Bean, was presented last week in San Francisco, the conference Google I / O. This is the latest version of Google’s mobile OS faster, with better performance and improved graphics section. Android 4.1 highlighted by a speech recognition system that works offline and have Google Now, a new personalized search system.
According to Google, Android Jelly Bean has been designed to deliver a faster and better performance to users. The new version of Android will arrive in mid-July to the first terminal but the company has made available to developers the source code.
This was confirmed by one of those responsible for Android, Jean-Baptiste Queru on Google Groups. Developers can download the files ready to be compiled and the binaries for the new ‘tablet’ of Google, the Nexus 7 and the ‘smartphone’ Galaxy of South Korea’s Samsung Nexus. In addition, the files for the smartphone Nexus S and the ‘tablet’ Motorola Xoom will be available shortly.
With the availability of source code, developers and manufacturers can work with this new version of Android to incorporate it into its range of devices as soon as possible, something that benefits Google itself on the issue of fragmentation in Android.
Last week the chief engineer of Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer, said the elimination of fragmentation depends on the Android manufacturers.