I’m sure that everyone at this point should know that Google has released a new version of their Android operating system 4.1 called Jelly Bean. The new software can be found in Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet that is undoubtedly the best 7 inch device that you can buy with the all the latest hardware from Asus like a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3. Although it’s designated as a minor revision with 4.1 it seems clear that Jelly Bean advances everything that is great about 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Jelly Bean is fast and smooth and is the tablet software that should have been ready to go when Google stepped into the tablet market. Regardless, if you don’t own a tablet and thinking of a smaller and cheaper device then you would be crazy not to pay the low price of $199 and get the Nexus 7. But how about the rest of us who may have bought a Kindle Fire then rooted it to run Ice Cream Sandwich.
I have no doubt that the developing community will try their hardest to port Jelly Bean to the Kindle Fire. Although the Kindle Fire doesn’t match the Nexus 7 in hardware specs it’s still a powerful tablet and proven by its ability to run Ice Cream Sandwich. I’m not a developer but based on my experience I would bet that the Kindle Fire will be able to run Jelly Bean. Currently the developers at XDA are working on porting the Jelly Bean both from Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. There is nothing close to a working ROM for any user to try at the moment but that could change very fast. I would certainly be excited to try Jelly Bean on the Kindle Fire but in the end there is nothing that beats the Nexus 7 experience so you may want to go and pre-order it. Otherwise stay tuned and the minute a ROM is available you can be sure that we’ll bring you the great news. If you want to follow the developers thread on the their progress follow the link.