Google itself has outed the existence of a 4.1 version of Android named Jellybean via their own Devices section of the Google Play store. They are offering the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus for $399 as they have been for a while and in the description as you can see from the screenshot, the description states “soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…” This raises 4 questions for me:
- Is Android 4.1 Jellybean going to be released at IO next week?
- Is a new reference platform being released at IO in the form of the rumoured ‘Nexus 7’?
- When can customers outside the US get access to the Devices section of the Google Play Store?
- What does this mean for the supposed 5 Nexus devices due later this year?
I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on the Google Developers page which hosts the stock factory image AOSP builds for Nexus devices. Droid Life also managed to get a low res screenshot of the device which could be running the updated OS as it seems similar to the screenshot from the IO app the other day.
Whilst I was already looking forward to IO next week, I am now REALLY looking forward to it now. What do you guys think?