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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45 Comments

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. :)

3. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

6. ilia1986 unregistered

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

8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

and limes arent green lol?

15. ilia1986 unregistered

But kiwi is tastier :P

19. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

Kit Kat

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lubs ya illia, but imma have to go with keylime pie.. for K lol. L will probably be licorice and kiwi is gross :)

26. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

27. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

40. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

well Z could be Zebracake, i love zebracakes

44. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

45. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

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

29. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

2. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

thats a nice opinion. keep it to your self. thank god you have absolutely no pull in the cell phone industry.

12. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

24. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

28. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

20. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 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.

31. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

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. :)

10. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Gross LOL

42. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

9. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

11. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Eh this is just a hint, no OS yet

13. Jenks

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

Y not cheesecake? Cheesecake is sooooo good !

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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