Amazon Kindle Fire gets Early Jelly Bean Alpha Port (Updated with Video)
Ah, what exciting times it is to be an Android device owner, eh? Especially if you happen to own an Amazon Kindle Fire, like I do. Remember when we told you the Jelly Bean source code was released? Of course you do. It was only about a day ago. Well, thanks to XDA Senior Member shravbits, it looks like work has begun on an early alpha port of Android 4.1 for the online shopping giant’s 7-inch, dual-core processor-toting tablet.
Unfortunately, there are still a handful of kinks that need to be worked out here before we can even suggest downloading it, but it’s definitely nice to see the device is already getting some love from the development community.
Check out the original thread for the download link and discussion if you’d like to get a taste of Jelly Bean for yourself. Just make sure to have a Nandroid backup handy, or don’t come crying to us when you end up with a brick.
Additionally, well-known Android developer Hashcode also tweeted about a build he is working on, in which audio seems to be the last area giving him any troubles before a build will be available. We’re definitely going to be following him on Twitter for updates and look forward to testing his work once it is available to the public.
Just as promised, here is your update. Before I give you the link you’re all awaiting, make sure to hit the thanks button on Hashcode’s thread. He did an amazing job here — hardware acceleration is still giving troubles, but I’m confident he will get that worked out soon. Stop by his Jelly Bean ROM thread on XDA and get your fix, then check out this quick video of the ROM in action while you’re downloading and flashing.