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Jelly Beans seen at Google's MWC booth. Hmmmm...

Jelly Beans seen at Google's MWC booth. Hmmmm...
Jelly Beans seen at Google's MWC booth. Hmmmm...
It appears that Hugo Baara, Google’s Director of Project Management for Android, is dropping some pretty obvious hints about the name of the next version of Android. For those of you who have been living under a rock the last several years, each release of Android is given a calorie-filled nickname in alphabetical order of release. Starting with the third release, we’ve had Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and now Ice Cream Sandwich.

People have suggested since last fall that the next version of Android will be named Jelly Bean, and The Verge has claimed they can confirm the name with inside sources. Now MWC visitors may be able to confirm the name for themselves, as Mr. Barra included the following photograph in his stream of pics from the Android booth he posted on Google+.

We suppose it could just be a coincidence…but really, what are the odds that Google would have a table with nothing but a jar of jelly beans on it if they weren’t trying to hint at something? And what are the odds that a photo of said table would find its way into Hugo Barra’s photo stream by chance?

Yeah, that’s what we thought too.

source: Google+ via Droid-Life

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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:59 7

1. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Maybe it's indeed JB. But if so it's most likely 4.1 and not 5.0. ICS is just a few months old.

Next version will probably be called Kiwi Souffle. :)

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:09 12

3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


i was thinking next would be key lime pie or kahlua.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:14

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Nah - I vote for Kiwi Souffle. Kiwi is green. Perfect for Android. :D

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:17 7

8. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


and limes arent green lol?

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:43 3

15. ilia1986 (unregistered)


But kiwi is tastier :P

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:09 1

19. cybervlad81 (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


Kit Kat

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 07:08

35. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lubs ya illia, but imma have to go with keylime pie.. for K lol. L will probably be licorice

and kiwi is gross :)

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:45

26. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1215; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Ever thought that what happen when the OS comes to X and Z??

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:49 1

27. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1575; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


same thing with iPhone and iOS, you really think there is going to be an iPhone26? They will change it up.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 07:42

40. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


well Z could be Zebracake, i love zebracakes

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 21:30 1

44. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


this guy works for google and we need to get more info from him.

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 22:22

45. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Time squallz506 posted this comment: 27 Feb 2012, 14:09

O_O

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 16:05

29. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


jail bait?

all kidding aside, ICS was great! I loved it when i had my Nexus S. There doesn't need to be an Android 5 yet. Unless they're trying to compete with Apple in software versions.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:08 10

2. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


i think google should release the next version of android at least one year later and not release premature versions

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:10 11

4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


thats a nice opinion. keep it to your self.

thank god you have absolutely no pull in the cell phone industry.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:25 5

12. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It's amazing how selfish people are, they want progress to stop just so they can catch up. The faster the better IMO

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:33 5

24. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Selfishness has nothing to do with that. I think that by "premature version" he meant something that doesn't work as it suppose to.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:51 2

28. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1575; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Every new version is going to have its bugs. If you don't like it stick to boring semi-reliable iOS then

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:14

20. cybervlad81 (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


ICS was announced way before it made it to a device, I would expect it to be close to a year even if they show it off now. Though I do agree that as long as they push out more and more good stuff I don't care how fast they do it, I'll catch up eventually and then be obsolete again for a while, that's just the way it goes.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 16:34 4

31. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I agree with @drahmad on this one. It doesnt have to do with selfishness. It has to do with releasing versions that have the bigs worked out.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 07:09

36. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im going to agree with Drah as well. I would rather every update come out polished than on a schedule.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:11 5

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I'd rather see more Ice Cream Sandwich in action rather than a hasty Jelly Beans update.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:17 4

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I want me some Ice cream Sandwich packed within an Eclair, inside a Cupcake, with a Frozen Yogurt on top, with a bit of Honey, and some Gingerbread on the side please. :)

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:23 1

10. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Gross LOL

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 09:12 1

42. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Stop using Android else you'll die from Diabetes :-D Lol
What a Pj... :-P

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:20 1

9. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I completely agree. Carriers in the US are horrible with updating their phones to ICS (or any Android update for that matter).

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:24 1

11. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


ICS has been out for over four months now. it isnt google's fault that carriers and manufacturers cant keep up.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:52 2

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Eh this is just a hint, no OS yet

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:25

13. Jenks (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


Y not cheesecake? Cheesecake is sooooo good !

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:27

23. -box- (Posts: 3749; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Read the article.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:26

14. aphexjuggalo (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


i'm sure it will be 4.1 as well and not 5 already. they have named a lot of the x.x updates already.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:49

16. eman99 (Posts: 212; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


fruits are for windows think broader for android

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:55 5

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Apollo and tango aren't exactly fruits ya know ?

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:14 5

21. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 265; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


how about ANDROID SPECIAL K for android 6.0

what? no one has heard of the cereal? sheesh.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:25 3

22. Jphones (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Ha after jelly bean next should be Kitchen Sink because they'll throw every in it.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 09:15 1

43. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I so agree with your statement Hi5 @Jphones :-P

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:36

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'm for Key Lime Pie. c:

i wouldn't mind taking a look at what Jellybean has to offer. it's not like they're gonna create total chaos by releasing it now or anything.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 21:58 1

33. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


just total chaos on phone arena lol

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 16:33 2

30. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I think that jelly bean could be released soon because google has said that they wanted a lot more features with ics but were not ready. Maybe they have solved morst of the problems. Like Majels data

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 18:09

32. paulyyd (Posts: 326; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


LOL @ Michael Hellers article

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 06:52 1

34. gevvyd (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


I'll just have an Ice Cream for dinner and some Jelly Beans for dessert :)

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 07:10

37. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


For everyone voting for Key Lime Pie.

you do realize that it starts with..a K right? lol..

dork fish!

I think the jellybeans are just a teaser to get the internet blogs churning.. nothing more.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 07:21

38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


K comes after J... xD

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 07:59 1

41. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ZOMG.. lolololololol. dyslexia strikes again.

nothing to see here people, move along.. move along :)

posted on 14 May 2012, 15:30

46. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Then after jelly bean is kit kat and then lollipop

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