What this release means is that tech companies that use Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in their tablets and smartphone devices can now start developing apps for the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system for all existing devices and also devices to be launched in the future.
On the other hand, custom firmware providers including MIUI and CyanogenMOD can also make use of the Jelly Bean source code to develop the upcoming iteration of their respective firmwares. The CyanogenMOD team has already said that it is going to start working on the CM10. It also added that the development of the previous edition of the firmware is running on schedule.
Jean-Baptiste Queru of the Android team posted on the official Android building group that Google has also released the ‘proprietary binaries’ for existing Android 4.1 devices such as Nexus 7 and even the Galaxy Nexus. The proprietary binaries for Motorola Xoom and Nexus S are also expected to be rolled out soon. Hopefully we will soon see some really exciting Jelly Bean apps in the market.