JBQ quits AOSP over 2013 Nexus 7 factory image controversy, community provides unofficial images


As any Nexus-tinkerer knows, a factory image is a great way to start fresh or recover from a botched flashing session that may have had just one too many mods in it. However, 2013 Nexus 7 owners may have realized that since the device launched two weeks ago, there have been no factory images or binaries posted for their shiny new device. Qualcomm’s failure to cooperate with this effort has ultimately frustrated one of the Android community’s key figures to the point of quitting AOSP.On the day of the exciting breakfast with Sundar Pichai, the internet was abuzz with the news of Android 4.3, the new Nexus, the Chromecast, and the sound of my wallet getting emptier as Google’s got thicker. However, not everyone was happy, and especially one Googler in particular :That feeling when lawyers sabotage the launch you spent 6 months working on? I haz it. Sad sad sad sad sad sad. If you weren’t aware, Jean-Baptiste Quéru (also known as JBQ) was the head of AOSP and definitely a guy…]]>

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