If anyone had any doubts on what Google would be calling their next major operating software, then this sculpture set up by Google on their campus has spilled the beans on what Google’s next Android update would be called. From the image, we can conclude that Google will in fact be naming their next operating system, Jelly Bean. And like in the past, wherein they set up sculptures to show off their operating systems, this year has been no exception. Google's unveiled their latest OS through a sculpture showing an Android filled with jelly beans. Last year, Google had put up a statue showing an Android looking like an Ice Cream Sandwich and right on cue, the brand announced their current operating system Ice Cream Sandwich. In the year before last, Google had set up a sculpture of a Gingerbread Android.
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Google has a tendency of naming their Android operating softwares in alphabetical order based on desserts. Android 1.0 had no real version name. Cupcake was the one that followed suit with Donut being the name of the one after that. Android 2.1 was called Éclair, while 2.2 came to be known as Froyo. The most popular one of these operating softwares is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. After that, Google came up with a tablet centric version of Android, called Honeycomb, which didn’t really appeal too much to masses and following that we have the much anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update – something that is in the process of being rolled out soon enough to a wide variety of tablet and phone users. Android 4.1 is going to be titled Jelly Bean.
Over the past few months, the entire world was under the impression that Google would opt to use the Android 5.0 version number for their next OS, Jelly Bean. A listing had recently surfaced showing that the version number would be Android 4.1 and not 5.0. While that was all speculation, it now appears that Google may have just confirmed this in a listing on Google Play store for the Galaxy Nexus.
Prior to the listing on Google Play, the version number had surfaced before in a leaked benchmark of the upcoming Google Nexus tablet, which is believed to be called the Google ASUS Nexus 7. The leaked image of the benchmark also displays the SDK version as 4.1 and hence the OS will be termed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Though Jelly Bean hasn't been officially unveiled yet, rumours of the name of their next year’s major OS has already surfaced with the brand set to name it Key Lime Pie.
Let us know your thoughts on what you feel will feature in Android Jelly Bean and do you think that it will be a significant improvement over Ice Cream Sandwich? Share your thoughts on the upcoming Google Android OS in the comments section below.