The much-rumoured but as-yet unofficial next major iteration of Android will be dubbed Jelly Bean 4.1, a Google Play checkout page in the US has inadvertently revealed.
Smartfans purchasing the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ edition were surprised to say the least to see the “latest smarphone from Google” being described as “soon [to be] the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…’ at the point of purchase.
Yes, unfortunately, the text cuts off there, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to presume the sentence clearly finishes with ‘Jelly Bean’.
Not that we didn’t already know this is the name Google has decided for its impending successor to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) – the search giant has been hinting as much for aeons now.
What’s surprising is that it’s called version 4.1 rather than 5.0 as had been long rumoured, which suggests the leap to the next OS refresh may not be as huge as some are expecting.
Although it’s too hard to tell for sure, an image of the handset, also on the same page, reveals what may or may not be the update. This is because the search bar at the top no longer appears transparent as it does on ICS, while the default wallpaper looks totally different.
Google is expected to officially announce details of Jelly Bean at its annual I/O conference next week. Stay tuned as we find out more.