Developers at XDA-developers forum seem to be working at a feverish pace and from the looks of it, it seems like, even before Google manages to officially release the Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean, developers would have ported Jelly Bean, unofficially on to every high end device available out there.
Google announced the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on 17 June and already developers have managed port Jelly Bean over to international HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, and Sprint’s and Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus smartphones. So, naturally, next it had to be the turn of a tablet.
Another XDA-developer forum Senior Member, RandomBlame, is the genius behind the Acer Iconia A500 port this time. RandomBlame, earlier, also played a crucial role in the Jelly Bean ports for the HTC One X and the Galaxy S III smartphone.
The Jelly Bean port for the Acer Iconia A500 though has been largely successful and functional, it is still not the final version. There are still a few things that need to be worked on. Such as, getting the audio, WiFi to work and to get the port to recognize USB device and SD cards. RandomBlame is already working to get these chinks hammered out and it definately won’t be long before the final, fully functional and practical Jelly Bean port for Acer Iconia A500 is achieved.
Those of you who want to follow the thread over at XDA-developers forum can click on this link.
Meanwhile, RandomBlame has also posted a link to a quick walkthrough written by himself, to guide those developers and custom ROM flashers who want to try and get a Jelly Bean port to any other device they can get their hands on. This walkthrough, though simple, is not for every common Joe. You need to have at least basic knowledge about ROM flashing and rooting and the structure of Android.
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