The time that many Android developers and hackers have been waiting for has arrived, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean code has been open sourced and is now available by way of the Android Open Source Project. The announcement can be found by way of a Google Groups announcement where Jean-Baptiste Quere had this to say;
We’re releasing Android 4.1 in AOSP today.
The name of the tagged release is android-4.1.1_r1.
The name of the development branch is jb-dev.
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.
Proprietary binaries are available for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. Nexus
S and Xoom will follow.
JBQ, on behalf of the entire Android team at Google.
Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google.
That being said, we realize that this just means more waiting for those who are not developers and simply want a new ROM to play with. But on the bright side, at least the code is available which means that your wait time will only be getting shorter and shorter moving forward.
Via [Google Groups]