What is your latest gadget fantasy? Well, if it is running the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a Kindle Fire, then it’s no longer a fantasy anymore. Our beloved developers have amazed us like they always do, with their latest awesomeness, ported Jelly Bean for Kindle’s Fire.
Just few days ago, android uploaded the source code of its latest android version on its Android Open Source Project repository. Here one can find the information and source code needed to build an Android-compatible device. Thanks to the Open Source Project and the diligent developers, now you can save few bucks if you already have a Kindle Fire and want to experience the new Jelly Bean without shelling out extra pennies for getting the Google Nexus 7 which also runs the same android version.
As no device is nowadays untouched from unlocking, jail-breaking, hacking and things like that, porting of Jelly Bean on Kindle was not surprising for the tech-buffs. For now, the port has some issues with Wi-Fi and screen rotation. This beta version by XDA developers also misses video hardware acceleration and has a noticeably slower I/O but is worth a try for those who have a knack for trying out new things with their gadgets.
Despite these issues, Jelly Bean port runs quite nicely on Fire with a smooth ROM and can serve as a plausible budget option, especially for those who already own the Amazon gizmo. We also hope that most of the issues faced with this buccaneer software will be ironed out very soon. Meanwhile, the delicious jelly beans of the new android 4.1 is all yours to savor.