June 21, 2012 3:40pm
Looks like Google just officially outed the next major OS update name and number. Following the long line of tasty food OS 4.1 Jelly Bean will join Cupcake (v1.5), Donut (v2.0), Eclair (v2.1), Froyo (Frozen Yogourt) (v2.2), Gingerbread (v2.3), Honeycomb (v3.0), and most recently Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0).
Listed on the Google Play Store is OS version 4.1 and somewhat surprising is the first smartphone to be greeted with the OS: Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ – thankfully this device is widely available in Canada. Google states that the Nexus is “the latest smartphone from Google, soon to be the first with OS 4.1.”
Hopefully it’s not a typo/teaser, but this is a good indication that we’ll see Google unveil the new OS at Google I/O next week. Since the Galaxy Nexus will be the first smartphone to get Jelly Bean, perhaps the first tablet will be the ASUS Nexus 7.