Earlier today Google released the Android 4.1 source code into AOSP (Android Open Source Project), as noted by JBQ in the usual Android Building group. The release is Android 4.1.1, build JRO03C and will no doubt be the version that is pushed later this month over the air to Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 devices as outlined at Google I/O. Other Google Experience devices will get their update push later, including the Xoom and Nexus S. 

Also among the things changed today is renewed AOSP support for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus with CDMA/LTE, codename "toro." Previously AOSP support was limited due to the presence of a proprietary rotation sensor by Invensys and CDMA/LTE binaries for provisioning on Verizon. JBQ notes that Google can now distribute the binaries required for the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus. Note that the Sprint "toroplus" Galaxy Nexus is still not an AOSP-supported device. 

Factory images aren't available yet for the Nexus devices, but will no doubt pop up in the usual place after the OTA push begins later this month. 

Source: Android Building

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  • dilidolo - Monday, July 9, 2012 - link

  • sprockkets - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Let's see what CM does with it.

    Would be nice if people like HTC update their 1 year old models with it, but doubt it.
  • KoolAidMan1 - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Android updates, what are those?
  • chrone - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    yeah i only wish htc support AOSP officially. :)
  • tdawg - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    So now we don't have to wait on the big V to "approve" of 4.1; we get it straight from Google just like we should! Am I understanding this correctly? I would love my Galaxy Nexus to be just as free and open as my Nexus One was.
  • powerarmour - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Have to say as a long time Nexus S owner (still a superb phone tbh!), Google has been very kind to us indeed!, I never really expected ICS, but we got it, and I never really expected JB either, and now we will have it.

    Awesome job on the support :)

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