Next Android will be Jelly Bean flavour, Google confirms via sculpture

27 Jun 2012

Possibly the worst-kept secret from Google’s I/O revelations, the next version of Android, has been confirmed with a tasty-looking sculpture.

Google already has Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich, and the new Jelly Bean upgrade rounds out its alphabetical family of operating systems and artworks on the grounds of its Mountain View, California, campus.

Google developers spilled the beans – literally – via their Google+ page on the eve of the first day of I/O, Google’s developer conference, in San Francisco, California.

It’s yet to be confirmed if Jelly Bean will be Android 4.1 or higher, but the best guess is the former.

Google spill the jellybeans

Main image via Angel Jimenez on Twitter

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.