Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy Nexus outed by Google Play Store

We are currently seeing almost daily reports of Android hardware finally being updated to the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which is only just coming months after it was first released via the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and now thoughts are turning to the next version Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that has seemingly been outed by the Google Play Store.

We are starting to hear more news on the next Android operating system from Google, and today as the Android Community is reporting some fresh rumours and screenshots have emerged that are supposedly confirming Android Jelly Bean as the next version of Android. It is likely to be confirmed for sure at next week’s Google IO but the team over at Droid Life may have stumbled across some information ahead of the event.

A Samsung Galaxy Nexus was being purchased via the Google Play Store and once the checkout stage was reached the handset was titled “Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ — The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jelly”. This has been tried a number of times since without any success so it could be faked, but it does sound pretty accurate.

As soon as the news broke Google could have easily corrected the mistake, but during the checkout the thumbnail for the handset that can be seen below shows a different background wallpaper and launcher changes with the frosted Google Search widget, which was also seen in the Google IO 2012 application.

These are both different from the version that is available now, so there is a good chance that we will be seeing the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the much speculated about Nexus 7 tablet at next week’s event. This could then be followed by the Galaxy Nexus 4.1 pretty soon after on the Google Play Store.

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