It’s not tittle-tattle anymore. In keeping with its tradition of unveiling a new major edition of Android with a supersized sculpture, Google has confirmed the next iteration will be dubbed Jelly Bean, with a new monument dedicated to the hard-shell candy.
A transparent Android-shaped jar filled with giant jelly beans has been erected at the front lawn of Google’s Mountain View HQ, aka the Googleplex, taking its place among larger-than-life sculptures of every other confectionary-themed Android release to date.
Google also released a video, titled ‘Do Androids Dream of Jelly Beans?’, showing how the statue was constructed, with its hordes of employees passing each jelly bean into the statue in an assembly line formation.
It is thought that the latest refresh will launch as Android 4.1, rather than 5.0, as had been long rumoured. Whether this means the upgrade won’t be the massive leap Fandroids are expecting is anybody’s guess. Google has kept its lips firmly sealed ahead of tomorrow’s annual I/O conference, where Jelly Bean is expected to be officially unveiled.