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Android 4.2.1 now part of the AOSP

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Android 4.2.1 started rolling out earlier today to the Nexus 4, 7 and 10. If all you want to do is use your device, that’s fine. Those who want to dig deep into the code will be happy to know that now the source code for Android 4.2.1 is available as part of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Multi-user support coming soon to Android

Apparently, some families like sharing everything, including their tablet computers (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
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Multi-user support on Android smartphones and tablets is said to already exist within Jelly Bean, although there is no working user-switching implementation yet. Still, analysis of the underlying code suggests that Google developers may be working on enabling multi-user support in the near future. Smartphones and tablets are primarily personal devices. You don’t usually share your phone or tablet with family members, colleagues or friends. However, multi-user setups do have their use. For instance, enterprise users may want to keep separate accounts for work and home use. Then there’s also the concept of shared devices, such as “coffee table tablets,”…