Rumours surrounding the true identity of the next revision of the widely distributed Android mobile operating system have been laid to rest after a wobbler by its developer Google. The upcoming upgrade to the OS will indeed be called “Jelly Bean” but it won’t be version 5.0 – it’ll be 4.1.
This information was prematurely released through official channels when the internet and software giant shared details about a future smartphone release in the Google Nexus range stating that a US-based HSPA+ model of the popular mobile will come with enhanced data speeds and “The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean”. These details were spotted by browsers on Google’s online shop but the leaked info on the update was quickly pulled.
All that remains of this leak is the blurry image of the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ phone itself and word of mouth circulating the web, but we are hoping for news on the Jelly Bean update – which we now know will be Android 4.1 – at next week’s I/O Developer’s Conference which kicks off on June the 27th and we could also see the announcement this October of the Samsung Galaxy Note II with Jelly Bean pre-loaded. It’s worth noting that Samsung was the launch partner of current Android standard 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which launched on the original Samsung Galaxy Nexus also back in October of 2011.