Yesterday Google officially unveiled Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ at I/O conference. Jelly Bean holds a buttery smooth UI along with a bundle of new features including triple buffering, redesigned home screen, offline voice typing, more 18+ languages support, improved camera, notifications, Android beam and more. Currently Jelly Bean is available through OTA update only on Google Nexus and Xoom and said to be arriving by mid July. Although, Google released Android SDK for developers through which they’ll be able to run Jelly Bean in PC’s. Here’s a step by step guide on how you’ll be able to install the Android SDK and run Jelly Bean on your Windows PC.
- Download Android SDK from here and Install it on your PC.
- Open SDK Manager from the installed location and wait for the files to get fetched
- Once the fetching is complete select the packages you want to install. I selected the ‘Tools’ and ‘Android 4.1 (API 16)’ packages. Click Install 8 packages.
- Select Accept and Install.
- Wait until the packages are downloaded and installed.
After everything is downloaded, now set up the Android Emulator to run Jelly Bean on your PC.
- Go to Android SDK Tools folder and start AVD Manager.
- Click on New and Create a Virtual Device –> Create AVD –> Ok.
- Now select the virtual device from the list –> Click Start –> Launch.
You’ll see the following screen after the emulator starts up. The first time boot up will take a few minutes.
Enjoy Jelly Bean on your PC!