Android Jellybean is version 4.1, Coming SoonGoogle's IO developer conference is just a few days away (5, to be exact) but that doesn't mean we don't have time for a little bit of last minute leaky news. This time around we have gotten a confirmation not only that the next version of Android will be called Jellybean, but that it won't be operating system version 5, but 4.1.
The leak comes courtesy of Google itself, who updated their text for the Galaxy Nexus a bit too early. You can even see it for yourself: navigate to Google's Play store and put the Galaxy Nexus into your cart. The brief description that it shows won't match the flavor text from the last page; it mentions that it instead runs Android version 4.1 Jellybean. Or specifically:
"Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ - The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell..."There is even a shot of the operating system, though good luck deriving any useful information from it. About the only change visible in the pixellated image is a different search bar and a different wallpaper.
Considering that IO is so close, though, we're sure to find out more than we ever wanted to know about Google's latest candy. ...Oh who are we kidding. We'll never get enough.
Google IO starts June 27th and runs through the 29th. The 5,000 available tickets sold out in just 20 minutes, an impressive feat considering that each cost $900.00 or $300.00 if you are attending or teaching at a school. Mountain View is going to reveal new stuff for Android, Chrome OS and browser, Google+, and more. I'm hoping that they will reveal some Android@Home hardware, or perhaps even have a hands on with the Google Glass.