From Cupcake through to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), Google has remained consistent with its Android naming convention and reports suggest that is set to remain unchanged in the next version of the software.
In order to keep to its progressively alphabetic naming system, Google had a small pool of sweet treats beginning with J to choose from. While the Jelly Bean name has yet to be finalised, it is the favourite at the moment within the Mountain View company.
Google has a pretty limited list of treats it could choose from however, with other options likely to have been Jam Tart, Jelly or of course the perennial favourite, Jalapeno Chocolate Cream Cake.
The source also said that some of the “game-changing stuff” initially said to come with ICS has been pushed back to the subsequent version, though what those features are remains a mystery. A second source said that ICS will still be a major release with big architectural, functional, and design changes included.
While ICS has been officially announced, when we will see the first device running the OS is unclear, but an October /November release date was hinted at by Eric Schmidt last week – with the Samsung-made Nexus Prime the likely launch handset.
Source: This is my Next