Google has – seemingly accidentally – confirmed that the next version of Android is going to be called Jelly Bean and bear the number 4.1. It’ll land first on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but this is no surprise as Google’s Nexus phones are generally the first to get Android updates.
The Google leak was made on the Google Device Store shop site, which dubbed the phone “The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell….” And as we doubt Google’s going to do the switcheroo on us and call it “Jellyfish”, we feel pretty secure in our assumption the Jelly Bean name will stick.
Google removed the mention quickly, but not before an XDA-developers forum member took a screenshot. You’ll have to excuse the scribbles –
While this is hardly a world-shattering revelation, it suggests that the next version of the Android OS is due for release very soon. It’s expected to offer evolutionary improvements rather than a complete overhaul – with power management improvements for quad-core processors and a switch to Chrome as the default browser.