Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Confirmed Ahead Of Google I/O


27.06.2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Confirmed Ahead Of Google I/O

Even though there were a lot of speculations regarding the cake name associated to the new version of Google’s mobile operating system, the search engine champ itself has confirmed the name of Jelly Bean, a few hours ahead of the Google I/O event.

The creators of Android have place a Jelly Bean jar statue in the park near Google headquarters in Mountain View, therefore confirming the name of the new OS version. Besides the symbols of the old versions, as you can see in the picture above, for Jelly Bean, Google installed a jar full of colorful jelly beans. We don’t know yet why the jelly beans are spilled all over the place, but this is another story.

Considered for a long time the next major Android iteration, Jelly Bean is in fact Android 4.1, instead of 5.0, as the Google Play screenshot below reveals. You can actually see the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and even though the picture doesn’t have the best quality, it manages to show some of the features of the new OS. You can spot a new default wallpaper and a new search button with a new design.

Rumor has it that the first device running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box will be unveiled at Google I/O, the highly anticipated Nexus 7 tablet, manufactured by ASUS. They say that the Google Nexus 7 will sport a 7-inch display, 8/16 GB of internal storage, camera and a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet. Reports say that the price of the 8 GB model will be $149 while the 16 GB version will cost as much as $199.

It’s obvious that Google was inspired by the success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire and now the Mountain View-based company is trying to bite a big chunk of the market share pie. The battle on the 7-inch tablet market segment is becoming interesting with rumors pointing that the online retailer is readying a successor for their Kindle Fire, while Apple is reportedly planning a 7.85-inch iPad Mini.


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