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Confirmed: Android 4.1 Jelly bean is the next version of Google and it’s coming to the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus first

Jelly Bean is the name and Android 4.1 is the version number. It looks like Google let the cat out of the bag a little early. Although we’ve known that Jelly Bean and Android 4.1 were most-likely going to be the next versions of Android, we hadn’t seen any official confirmation from Google themselves. That all changed because now when you purchase a HSPA Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play store, there’s a little notice that confirms that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is going to be the next version of Google’s smart phone OS.

On the order summary after purchasing the device from the Google Play store, the Galaxy Nexus description is listed as “Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ – The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…” I know that some of you are thinking “wait a second; it doesn’t actually say Jelly Beans. Could it be Android 4.1 Jell-O?” The chances of that are pretty slim. After all, Jell-O is a registered trademark of Kraft. I don’t think Google is ready for a lawsuit or to shell out some money.

What’s also interesting in the listing is that it specifically states that the HSPA+ model will be the first phone to run Jelly Bean. With that said, we can expect there to be no new Nexus announcements during this upcoming Google I/O conference. It also most-likely means that the Verizon and Sprint versions of the Galaxy Nexus will probably be updated in about 6 months!

Looks like we’ll be seeing a Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean during Google I/O next week. Anyone excited? I sure am!

via Android Police

By Jonathan Radande

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers.