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The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 was one of the very first tablets to get Jelly Bean, and it was the first Jelly Bean device in India. Now custom ROM developers can start working on porting Jelly Bean to other MIPS-powered devices, as MIPS has just released the Jelly Bean source code for the platform.

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When Google made Android, they tried to make it run on every current and upcoming chip architectures, and they did that by creating the Dalvik Virtual Machine, with the vast majority of Android applications being built on it. There are however some types of apps, like 3D games, that either need a bit of extra performance, or were written in C++ on another platform. In many cases, it’s easier to just port this kind of apps as they are to Android, then it is to rewrite them in another language. That is why Google created the Native Development Kit for…