Google outs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code

Jean-Baptiste Queru, Google engineer, announced the release of Jelly Bean through a forum post saying that the mobile operating system is now available for all Android developers to download. Queru stated that proprietary binaries for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus are available at the moment and binaries for other devices like Nexus S and Xoom shall soon follow.

“We recommend that you create new clients, even if you’re working in the master branch. It’ll make your clients smaller and faster to sync,” Queru said in the forum post.

Jelly Bean is loaded with quite a few features; the best one according to me is “Project Butter”, which is bound to more the user interface of Android “buttery smooth”. Some of the other features include enhanced voice dictation, a new camera application, a redesigned interface that will allow for automatic widget resizing and a feature that is meant to provide users with information even before they ask for it – Google Now.

Nexus 7 is going to be blessed with Jelly Bean later this month with Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom soon following suite towards the end of this month notes The Inquirer.

The CyanogenMod team has expressed their interest in getting their hands dirty on the Jelly Bean ROM as soon as work on CM9 based out of Ice Cream Sandwich is finalized and released notes Slash Gear.