The next, next iteration of Android could be called ‘Jelly Bean’, in keeping with the platform’s time-honoured policy of naming updates after sweet things you can eat in alphabetical order.
The folk over at This Is My Next have reportedly been told by a well-informed tipster that Jelly Bean is in the running for possible names the next major iteration of Google’s OS.
So far, each update released since version 1.5, aka Cupcake, has launched with a codename borrowed from an assortment of desserts and baked goods. The two editions of the software currently available are Gingerbread and Honeycomb, which will be succeeded by Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) sometime in October or November. Following this pattern, the next update is dead cert to start with J, and out of a list of most probable candidates, Jelly Bean (or Jello as we’ve suspected for a while) seems to stand out the most.
Whatever it ends up being named, Google is unlikely to announce anything until its next I/O event, which has always taken place in May. For the time being, the search giant’s focus will clearly be on ICS, which is aimed to bridge the gap between Gingerbread and Honeycomb for a deluge of Android smartphones currently in the works, including the Google Nexus Prime.
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