Rumors by Dan Seifert on Saturday September 10, 2011.
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This Is My Next has received a tip that claims that the next version of Android after Ice Cream Sandwich could be called Jelly Bean. Unfortunately, there is no information as to what version number Google might give this update, and we still don't know what the official version number will be for the previously-announced Ice Cream Sandwich when it is released.
The Jelly Bean name would fit in line with Google's convention of naming versions of Android after alphabetically sequential desserts. The publicly released versions of Android have been known as Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0 and 2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), and Honeycomb (3.0, 3.1, and 3.2). Ice Cream Sandwich was announced back at Google IO as the name of the next version to be released, though Google has yet to reveal a version number for it.
Another source says that while Jelly Bean is in contention for a name, it has not been finalized by Google as of yet. Of course, there aren't many choices when it comes to desserts that begin with the letter "j", so Jelly Bean could be a solid contender.
Google's chairman Eric Schmidt hinted recently that the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android could make its debut in October or November of this year, but there is no timeline to estimate for the version after that.