Google slip reveals Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Google may have mistakenly left the lid off the candy jar. Though rumors have been circulating for weeks, a surprising -- and apparently mistaken -- post on the Google Play store confirms that the next version of Android™ will be named Jelly Bean.
For some time, many have suspected this would be Android 4.1's name. According to Wired and others, Google accidentally confirmed it when it listed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone as the "first phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean."
The product has since been removed and Google has not commented on the mishap. No further details were apparently revealed.
The incident has managed to spark some interest in the upcoming mobile operating system. SlashGear reports that Google is likely to officially introduce Android 4.1 -- which will presumably be available for smartphones and tablet computers -- at the Google I/O conference in late June.
The event, which takes place in San Francisco, will also highlight new developments for Google's web browser, Chrome™, and the social network Google+™.