Android Jelly Bean to Arrive This Fall, Says Google Exec

It was only yesterday that we’d spotted jelly beans being offered to folks behind closed doors. If not for the fact that the next letter for the next version of Android is J, people put two and two together to suggest that Android Jelly Bean would be the codename for the next major version of Android. Of course, we wanted to know a lot more than just its name.

According to Computerworld, though, we now have a launch window to go along with that name. Hiroshi Lockheimer mentioned to them that the new version of Android would release this fall. As you know, Android 4.0 was announced in October and released in November, so it’s likely we’ll be seeing Jelly Bean in that same window.

Unfortunately, that’s all we have. It’s the most we can ask for, though, as we usually aren’t let in on even the most basic information until we’re close to the announcement. So there you have it. Nexus owners should expect the update close to when it is announced, of course, and everyone else is still waiting on Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh well. [via TC]

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  • John

    So freaking happy I bought  Nexus :D

    • ingua2

      that makes one of you.

      • Robhimself79

        False! The only thing I don’t like is the lack of a good car dock. That is almost all phones except Motorola though.

      • Jdog25

        Somebody made a bad decision, LMAO.

    • Adam Truelove

      Yup, me too.  I’ll be getting Jelly Bean on my Nexus within the month it comes out.  Everyone else will have to wait 6 to 8 months.

      • nonemcm

         In theory.  Nexus S owners are still waiting for the 4.0.3 update that Google halted before Christmas.  Hell, the 4.0.2 update on the Galaxy Nexus has been halted for a second time now. 

        • NotRelevent

          No it hasn’t. Well not completely anyway. I (and most folks who got an LTE nexus) got 4.0.2 with 15 minutes of activating of them.

    • Jdog25

      Hell yeah boy, this is my third Nexus. Google said that releases are going to slow down to once per year. Google will show off some of Jellybean in May at I/O like they did with Gingerbread and ICS, then it will come preinstalled on the next Nexus first then the Galaxy Nexus will get it. Google has stuck to their word for the last two years.

  • George keridis

    and me.

  • sc0rch3d

    CM better recruit an army…. we’ll need CM10 in no time

    • dreadnatty08

      Yep, and it’s surprising CM9 still isn’t (completely) out for the Nexus.

      • Lex Lybrand

        I’m running the official nightly on my VZW Nexus. It’s 4.0.3, though.

  • Scott Tompkins

    …and the first phone running it will make it to the US in December ;)

  • Pitrick

    Nexus S AT&T (Rogers, Bell, Telus…) still didn’t receive the ICS update…so when you say Nexus owners…you mean SOME Nexus owners…the update process is going downhill for google…they can’t even manage to update 3 devices (Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Xoom Wifi) …

  • ddevito

    Sweet. Too bad I’ll have to update myself but hey, it’s why I own a Nexus. 

  • SuperTomcat

    No please!!!… now the for trolls ICS won´t be enough…
    Ok, bring the stupid comments about the outdated of ICS. 

  • fd2blk78

    Sweet, it’ll be out before 80% of people even have ics…

    Ill have it though, I’m rooted. :-)

  • SkeetSkeet88

    I really hope they don’t rush this out like they did with Honeycomb, just to keep pace with Windows 8…

    • MarcusDW

      I can’t call a year a rush.

  • Mech Norrell

    when I hear new like this it makes me want to switch to a Win phone. 

  • MarcusDW

    My TMO GSII won’t get Jellybean until Key Lime Pie is released.

  • 1drumshark

    It’ll bprobly be 4.1 or something like that. Only way it would be 5.0 is if it can dual boot Android and chrome OS, but in that case, the android experience would be the same (or very similar) to ICS as it is 

  • mikeyd

    Bets that GB will still have the majority of the market share of Android devices by the time this comes out.

  • BigCiX

    Google is making a huge mistake by only allowing Verizon carry the Nexus as of now. I can only hope sorry ass att get it.

  • OMFCody

    Bring back the menue button.

  • Antonio Askew

    Ubuntu for Android is coming, so when the Android integrated Linux kernel comes out (and added to Android 5.0) we all will have a mobile desktop.

  • Sidharth Khattri

    Google’s next Android OS following “Jelly Bean” will be “Key Lime Pie”: