Google accidentally leaks Android 4.1 debut

According to the Google Play product listing for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the next version of Android will be Jelly Bean. Droid-Life managed to catch the mistake and capture a screenshot before the description was corrected.

For a short time Thursday, shoppers could add the unlocked Galaxy Nexus to their shopping cart on the Google Play store and see the description during the checkout process. The short text blurb described the Galaxy Nexus as "the first phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean" before the information was quickly removed.

If this information is true and isn't just a random blunder, Jelly Bean's official unveiling could occur in just a few days at next week's Google I/O conference. As of now, very little is known about the new version of Android.

However, the eagle-eyed folks at Droid-Life noticed that the small thumbnail of the Nexus in the Google Play store showed a new glassy Google Search bar, similar to the one that debuted in Google's I/O application yesterday.

Source: Droid-Life
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Oh no, it will still take over a year for carriers to release 4.0, so I don't think a leak of 4.1 is a big deal. Apparently Android isn't a big deal, especially for Motorola. I should have bought a Galaxy Tab instead of the damn Xyboard.

KomaWeiß said,
I'm still waiting for TMobile to give me an update for Android 4.

Same, T-Mobile are terrible for software releases...im thinking 4.0 will reach us by the end of July mid August hopefully.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

It's been leaked.

The ICS update for the Razr Maxx has been released, the leaked version is the final release.

neo158 said,

The ICS update for the Razr Maxx has been released, the leaked version is the final release.

Released doesn't mean everyone gets it today. Download the leaked copy which is the same build as the final if you know what you are doing.

neo158 said,
I like how the time in the last screenshot says 25:10, wtf!!!

What about the H where the 3G or 4G usually is, would like to know what that is as well.

Zippo7 said,

What about the H where the 3G or 4G usually is, would like to know what that is as well.

The H is a valid connection which I have always got in my area since the Dell Streak launched. It's not quite 3G or 4G though.

neo158 said,
I like how the time in the last screenshot says 25:10, wtf!!!

Thought that was weird too, but it is an official screen - even Google's Play page for the I/O app shows 25:10..strange indeed.

Zippo7 said,

What about the H where the 3G or 4G usually is, would like to know what that is as well.

That H is for HSDPA it's only found on GSM handsets though, AFAIK, so that's why you might not have seen it. On GSM handsets 3G is usually displayed when there's no data being transferred.

Zeikku said,

The H is a valid connection which I have always got in my area since the Dell Streak launched. It's not quite 3G or 4G though.

That's a common misconception, HSDPA is still a form of 3G.

neo158 said,
I like how the time in the last screenshot says 25:10, wtf!!!

the H is there for HSDPA phones. some roms display an H when it's on HSDPA instead of WCDMA 3G. not sure if the galaxy nexus does this, i know the nexus one did not and it just said '3G'

Julius Caro said,

the H is there for HSDPA phones. some roms display an H when it's on HSDPA instead of WCDMA 3G. not sure if the galaxy nexus does this, i know the nexus one did not and it just said '3G'

My Galaxy Nexus says 'H' in most places.

neo158 said,

That H is for HSDPA it's only found on GSM handsets though, AFAIK, so that's why you might not have seen it. On GSM handsets 3G is usually displayed when there's no data being transferred.

I get an H when I have data mode disabled out and about on my Note with ICS.

neo158 said,

That's a common misconception, HSDPA is still a form of 3G.

No, your's is a common misconception. The standards were changed and HSPA is a form of 4G.

neo158 said,
I like how the time in the last screenshot says 25:10, wtf!!!

Some have speculated it is October 25th when Jelly Bean will be released. Either way Google is big on math so it could be a puzzle or Google just messing around with us to throw us off.

I strongly believe Jelly Bean will be released next week because it will be an incremental update and not the next big thing. Key Lime will be released on October. Just my $0.02.

KCRic said,
No, your's is a common misconception. The standards were changed and HSPA is a form of 4G.

Nope. He's right. 4G isn't available in the UK and I get HSPA connections everywhere here.

KCRic said,
No, your's is a common misconception. The standards were changed and HSPA is a form of 4G.

HSPA is 3G, HSPA+ is 4G. As Zeikku said we have HSPA connections here in the UK and we don't have 4G here.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

Some have speculated it is October 25th when Jelly Bean will be released. Either way Google is big on math so it could be a puzzle or Google just messing around with us to throw us off.

I strongly believe Jelly Bean will be released next week because it will be an incremental update and not the next big thing. Key Lime will be released on October. Just my $0.02.

Well, we'll find out more at Google I/O.

neo158 said,

HSPA is 3G, HSPA+ is 4G. As Zeikku said we have HSPA connections here in the UK and we don't have 4G here.

Hspa+ isn't 4G...we have hspa+ all over the uk.

SteelToast said,
Hoping that Google announces something about Project Majel/Assistant at I/O. Hopefully it makes it into Android 4.1.

I am excited about that too...

My guess: Android 4.1 will be released next week to the Galaxy Nexus Owners. Majel, Chrome and of course the New Maps will be integrated. It's only an incremental update and "Key Lime" (or whatever "K" will be) will be a major upgrade in October.

CDMA Nexus Owners will have to wait (as usual) for Jelly Bean to be approved by the carriers.

I have both the "takju" and "mysid" models of the Galaxy Nexus. I can't wait until next week. At least if I am right, I will have it first on my "takju" model.

Pajter said,
That Chrome icon in the dock looks promising!

Yeah, I'd heard they were replacing the stock Android Browser with Chrome for Android. Been using the Beta on my Galaxy Nexus for a while.

neo158 said,

Yeah, I'd heard they were replacing the stock Android Browser with Chrome for Android. Been using the Beta on my Galaxy Nexus for a while.

Kinda surprised it's taken this long. Seems like a natural way to go though.

Stetson said,

Kinda surprised it's taken this long. Seems like a natural way to go though.

I don't even use the Stock Browser any more, just Chrome for Android.

neo158 said,

I don't even use the Stock Browser any more, just Chrome for Android.

I use chrome when I can, but chrome crashes my phone. My phones never crashed ever except when using Chrome. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. Any others have this problem?

Feinraf said,

I use chrome when I can, but chrome crashes my phone. My phones never crashed ever except when using Chrome. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. Any others have this problem?


using custom rom? what android build/version are you on?

I'm using the Chrome Beta now as well. It's a fantastic browser, especially with the Chrome Sync function. Some websites don't render very well though. :\