Android 4.2 JOP40C Heading to AOSP Now; Plus Factory Images for Nexus 4, 10 & 7-HSPA+

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    Google has really gone all out with this launch today. Not only did they make the new Nexus 4 and 10 devices available (with the Nexus 4 selling out in rapid fashion), they also want to make sure that developers are taken care of too. There are two big Nexus devices announcements that will apply to the creative geniuses in the community.

    First, the Android 4.2 JOP40C is heading to AOSP now. This is of course means that devs will be able to start tinkering to their hearts content, which, in-turn, means that us regular folk will soon get the benefit of their amazing work in the form of custom ROMS, themes, mods and more. Here's a quote from Google's own, Jean-Baptiste Queru,

    The second bit of news is that you can now download the factory images of Android 4.2 JOP40C for the Nexus 4, the Nexus 10 and the HSPA+ version of the Nexus 7 on Google's developer area website. This is obviously useful if you have been doing some heavy tinkering and need to reset your device back to factory stock. Kudos to Google for a well planned rollout!

    Source: Google Dev Blog - Factory Images and Google Groups - Android Building
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    I found it odd 4.2 is still Jelly Bean. Why is Google breaking the current version scheme? I am not complaining as I always thought the changes between Android vode name versions were big enough to be full number changes in the form of 1.X to 2.X etc, rather then 4..0 being ICS and 4.1 being JB.
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    The version scheme hasn't always been 1.x, 2.x, etc. to differentiate major releases. Cupcake was v1.5, Donut was 1.6, Eclair was 2.1 and Froyo was 2.2. Additionally Honeycomb was both v3.1 and 3.2, so Jellybean doesn't necessarily break the mold here.
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    Um, yeah that was my point..Those should have been full on version changes, in the form of 1.X, 2.X, etc, with maybe the exception of Cupcake to Donut. It's been ages since I used either, actually I may not have even used Donut - it's been so long I forgot, but leaving Donut out for the sake of the example as I forget the changes made, but Cupcake should have been 1.0, Eclair 2.0., Froyo 3.0, HC, 4.0, ICS 5.0, JB 6.0, etc. Verasions 1.X would be Cupcake bugfixes, 2.X Eclair bug fixes, and so on.

    Thanks for the info, I forgot, but it is still very out of the ordinary for Google.
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