Google Nexus S and Amazon Kindle Fire have finally got Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean AOSP ROM
Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 has not yet been out for all the users but its higher update Jelly Bean Android 4.1 is already out in the market now. The wait for update seems to be too long and until the updates are in synch with the higher versions of Android OS, the only devices that will get the updates so far will be Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Google Nexus S, and the Motorola Xoom tablet.
However depressing the update situation seems here, there is a solution for the impatient souls in the form of a surprise from XDA Senior Member legolas93.
The senior member is a developer who has come with the good news of an Android 4.1.1 AOSP ROM for the Nexus S.
The functionality of the developed ROM states “All Work”, which is good enough for now and since it says that the Camera app and Tethering have both been fixed, this means good news too.
Despite the good news of an unexpected update, albeit a not very straight one, it would be wise to go ahead with full awareness of the risks a fresh attempt to root and flash a custom ROM onto one’s device holds. Unless the proper technical knowhow is available while going ahead, the thing can turn a user’s device into a useless piece of junk.
The AOSP ROM is the result of the openness of the mobile OS that lets developers and manufacturers play with it and feel free to customize it.
The current custom ROM has added functionality and tweaks incorporated in it to make each device unique.
A new version of ROM called CM10 has also been announced by CyanogenMod through a video posting on Google+.
Since Google has decided to make Jelly Bean a very open OS, the market is expected to see many more ROMs available in a short while. These independently created ROMswould not be of the class created by the original Android creators for they might have bugs and can be incomplete, but something is always better than nothing, especially when the updates seem to far away in the horizon.
There is a ROM for HTC One X tat is more stock Android 4.1. the only difference is that the sound, Google Now, camera and Wi Fi do not work with it. Developers are hard at work to get rid of these issues and get as many features working in the device as possible, but again it would require some patience and time.
The developers have also created two ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S, one is an ICS ROM and the other is a Jelly Bean ROM. In these the camera works fine but calling, SMS and data do not work.