Saturday, 23 June 2012

Google Play Store suggests Galaxy Nexus getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon

We have been hearing about the next version of Android for some time and now it seems like we will see it very soon. The Galaxy Nexus listing page on the Google Play store has revealed that it will be the first phone running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the listing page has even posted a low resolution image of the device presumably running Jelly Bean.

Its very hard to decipher the UI tweaks, but from what we can gather, there definitely is a new stock wallpaper and a slightly tweaked Google Search bar. No timeframe on the update has been posted, though we can expect to hear about it soon at Google I/O starting June 27, where Google is expected to launch its Nexus Tablet with Asus running on Jelly Bean.

However, what remains to be seen is how soon this new version of Android trickles down to existing Android smartphones and tablets considering less than 10 percent of Android devices are running the current version called Ice Cream Sandwich. Google had introduced Ice Cream Sandwich late last year along with the Galaxy Nexus. Also, considering that the version has been increased only to 4.1 from 4.0, we do not expect it to be a massive upgrade from Ice Cream Sandwich.