Earlier today, Google unveiled the new Nexus 7 tablet as well as Android 4.3 and a host of other innovations. Wasting no time, Google has started pushing the Android 4.3 open source code to AOSP. The code is listed under the android-4.3_r2.1 tag, and is expected to be available in full form within a few hours.
Here is the official announcement from Jean-Baptiste Queru:
“Google Airlines welcomes you on the ground in Android International Open Source Airport Project. The local time is exactly 4:30 pm. We will be taxiing for a few minutes to our gate JSS15J while ground support guides us to the public git server.
We hope that you had a pleasant flight and we welcome you to Jelly Bean, or that you have a conflict-free rebase while connecting to your final version.
Your source files will be delivered down the https://android.googlesource.com stairs, in hall jb-mr2-dev, on carousel android-4.3_r2.1. Oversize kernel source files will follow a few minutes later at the counter.
Customs forms are available at https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers and need to be filled before starting a device build, even if this is not your first trip to Jelly Bean.
If you forgot to pack something in your luggage, pre-packed luggage is available at https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images that contains everything you might need.
Should you have any questions, our agents are standing by at the android-building Google Group. Complaints and suggestions can be filed at http://b.android.com. Volunteers can head to the android-contrib Google Group, and job applicants to http://google.com/jobs
Even if you’ve visited Jelly Bean before, you will notice that our graphics public transportation is now smoother and more energy-efficient. The city is also safer for everyone, with an entire block dedicated to children. Location Hill was renovated, and the repaving of Bluetooth Avenue continued all the way to BTLE Street and AVRCP 1.3 Park. Our filesystem garbage collection service can now handle active households that generate a lot of trash.
On behalf of all of Google Airlines and of our Android ground crew, captain Conley and cabin chief JBQ wish you a pleasant experience with Android 4.3 and we hope to see you again soon.
Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google.
Questions sent directly to me that have no reason for being private will likely get ignored or forwarded to a public forum with no further warning.”
So there you go tinkerers and developers, you will soon be able to use the Android 4.3 code to do what you will with. We will surely be seeing some custom ROMS based on Android 4.3 soon.