Android 4.2.1 heads to AOSP to reacquaint custom ROMs with December

Daniel Bader

November 27, 2012 5:09pm

Already, in the week or so since its release, Android 4.2 has been feverishly worked into fresh custom ROMs, each boasting one or two transmuted or otherwise indispensable features to go along with the stock experience. Most notably, CyanogenMOD developers have begun forging the new OS into CM10.1, which is available in pre-nightly forms for Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus and a few others. So too has AOKP, the more tweak-happy ROM built on AOSP, seen its first builds. Neither ROM is fully-featured, looking and feeling more like the stock Android experience than even CM10, which is based on Android 4.1.2.

And since today marks the first update to Android since the release of Jelly Bean MR1, so too must that code be added to the Android Open Source Project. While this maintenance release on a maintenance release is nothing more than a few lines of code — December in the People app, mainly — it also reportedly fixes some instability and bugs on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. This is welcome, as both tablets have been less than kind to me over the past week or so.

The code, JOP40D, is being added to AOSP as we speak and will be released in the form of factory images for various Nexus devices in the coming days.

Source: Google Groups

  • Acco

    Stop posting pictures of the Nexus 4… It’s the forbidden fruit that just can’t be had. And just making me all kinds of sad because of that. :<

  • PhoneScience

    Hopefully this does something about that unforgivable lag when rotating the Nexus 7.

  • miketrep

    just got updated

  • Netguru

    My wife’s Nexus 7 got the update earlier today.

  • Vengefulspirit99

    and that’s how Google saved Christmas

  • MrC39

    WTF my Nexus 7 says it’s up to date as of 9:34am (eastern) on 4.2