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Google let the cat out of the bag on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Super search giant Google has inadvertently confirmed that its Android OS update will be named ‘Jelly Bean’.

Honeycomb, Gingerbread and most recently Ice Cream Sandwich, it now looks like we are having Jelly Bean.

No, it’s not the average pudding order at Pizza Hut, but the name given to the latest Android OS update from Google. At least that’s what we think it is going to be called.

The rumours are rife online that this is what Google has named the update after it was ‘mistakenly’ listed on the Google Play store.

Accidental slip?

Given the way that tech rumours such as these do a lot to encourage ‘buzz’ around new launches, how accidental the mistake actually was is debatable. But it has certainly helped to highlight publicity for Google’s developer I/O Conference on 27 June.

So the new operating system is likely to be called Jelly Bean and will be the Android 4.1 version – an upgrade to the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system currently running on smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, and gradually the Sony Xperia S.

Galaxy Nexus to be the first

The rumours suggest that it will be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, launched in November, that will benefit first of all from the Android update. It’s worth noting that the update is a 0.1 update, so while it will be good, don’t expect anything too revolutionary – they’ll save that for the future.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich technology at the end of last year.

It has a 4.65” HD screen, with 720p and promises to give it excellent picture clarity and a colourful, vivid interface. On top of this you have the 5MP camera, all within a handset less than 9mm thick.

The Nexus is fast too. The 1.2GHz dual core processor and HSPA+ connectivity gives excellent power and speed, as well as improved multi-tasking.

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