Google Software engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru announced that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is landing in Android Open Source Project (AOSP) on Monday. Besides the open source code, Google also released proprietary binaries for the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Nexus, including the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Binaries will be coming soon for the Nexus S and Xoom.
This release opens the door for developers to start cooking up Jelly Bean ROMs for Android devices. One of the first to roll out a build could be CyanogenMod which confirmed that its team of developers will start work on a Jelly Bean Rom as soon as the source code is fully downloaded. It might take a while to put together a stable build, but this news should give Android fans something exciting to look forward to in the near future.
[Via Google Groups]