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Download Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Kindle Fire

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hasn’t even been released officially yet, but we can tell you that the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system has already been ported to another device, the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

Jelly Bean is set to make its official appearance on the Nexus 7 tablet at the end of this month, but those of you in possession of a Kindle Fire may be tempted with this impressive looking port of Android 4.1. The Kindle Fire ships with a customized version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but if you have already tampered with custom software on your Kindle Fire, you’ll know that there are even more possibilities waiting for you aside from what Amazon give you out of the box.

Aside from giving the Kindle Fire access to the spanking new interface that Jelly Bean brings, it more importantly gives users access to the Google Play store, as the Kindle Fire by default only allows users to connect to the Amazon App Store for their software needs.

The build is far from perfect, but for a first go it is very impressive indeed. We’re hearing that the likes of hardware video acceleration is not supported at the moment meaning that HD videos are a no go, but the good news is that this should be fixed up in a later build along with other missing features.

To give this a go, you’ll find detailed instructions over at Liliputing – you’ll also need to download the latest version of the Kindle Fire Utility app, which you can get from the XDA Developers Forums here. Check out a video below to see how Jelly Bean looks on the device.

We’re impressed at how smooth Android 4.1 runs on the Fire, let us know what you think.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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