After Ice Cream Sandwich, It Could be Android Jelly Bean

Recently, Google announced that the successor to Gingerbread was going to be a universal operating system called Ice Cream Sandwich. They did not provide any details as to what version it’ll be or what it’s main features will be other than that they’ll unify Gingerbread and Honeycomb and will be an OS for all Android devices. There have been many rumors about certain phones coming with the Ice treat, but many have turned out to be false. Also, Google’s Eric Schmidt let out some details that mentioned a Q4 2011 release date for Ice Cream sandwich, but forgot to mention the version number again.

Google has this weird tradition of naming things based on sweets and delicacies, such as Banana Bread, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, HoneyComb and then Ice Cream Sandwich. They’re all in the alphabetical order, which means that the next release of Android will be something from ‘J’. My friend and I were discussing potential names for the next release and we did think of Jelly. Behold, now there’s some information stating that the next version of Android, after Ice Cream Sandwich of course, could be known as Jelly Bean.

According to This Is My Next, they’ve received credible information about the next major release of Android. But, the name Jelly Bean could well be a wild guess since Google doesn’t have many options to go with and this sounds like them. An expert from the report by This is my next;

We’re hearing from another well-regarded source that Jelly Bean is in the running for the name, but that the choice hasn’t yet been finalized by Google; for what it’s worth, the pickings are fairly slim for desserts with “J” names, so Jelly Bean seems like a solid choice. The source goes on to say that there are some fairly major architectural, functional, and design changes in Ice Cream Sandwich, so by all appearances, this is still going to be a big-time release. Of course, that doesn’t mean Jelly Bean (or whatever Google ultimately calls it) won’t have a big outing in its own right, but the indication is that ICS won’t just be a warmed-over Gingerbread or Honeycomb.

Android is growing and thus everyone will be interested in knowing what the next version after Ice Cream Sandwich will be called as. We’ll leave Google’s geniuses to work on that.

Meanwhile give us some potential Android names beginning with the letter ‘J’ that you think might work. 

2 thoughts on “After Ice Cream Sandwich, It Could be Android Jelly Bean”

  1. I must say I love how creative Google are with the names for their operating systems. It’s much more fun that Apple’s boring iOS 4, iOS 4.1, iOS 4.2 etc..

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