Google hints at Android 5.0’s codename with actual Jelly Beans at MWC

We first heard about Google codenaming Android 5.0 Jelly Bean back in September. The new OS, which was rumored for a summer launch (latest rumors now hint at a fall launch). Although its name hasn’t been confirmed anywhere, Google definitely hinted at the codename of the upcoming OS.

In a private meeting area at its booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Google has a big bowl of…Jelly Beans available for people it meets with to enjoy. The Verge asked Rubin about the Jelly Beans and Android 5.0, and naturally, he declined to comment.

If that doesn’t hint at Android 5.0 being codenamed Jelly Bean, I don’t know that does. Besides, how many other sweet-tasting deserts could start with the letter J? I don’t know about you, but the following potential names for Android 5.0 don’t sound so sweet:

  • Android 5.0 Jelly Rolls
  • Android 5.0 Jam Thumbprint Cookies
  • Android 5.0 Jalousie
  • Android 5.0 Jello
  • Android 5.0 Jasmine Rice Pudding
  • Android 5.0 Jamoncillo de Leche (Mexican)
  • Android 5.0 Jalebi (Indian)

In case you don’t know, Google codenames all its Android operating systems as deserts in alphabetical order. To date, the following deserts have been assigned to Android:

  • Cupcake – Android 1.5
  • Donut – Android 1.6
  • Eclair – Android 2.0/2.1
  • Froyo – Android 2.2
  • Gingerbread – Android 2.3
  • Honeycomb – Android 3.0
  • Ice Cream Sandwich – Android 4.0

Whatever Google decides to codename their upcoming Android OS, we’re just that it’s going to offer a lot of goodies that will wow us!

Via The Verge

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. Google+

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