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Android 4.1 is expected to be revealed at Google I/O

When it comes to smartphone operating systems, it appears as though all the major players are preparing updates. Apple recently revealed iOS 6. Microsoft this week took the wraps off Windows Phone 8. Beleaguered RIM is hoping to right its sinking ship with the BlackBerry 10 OS.
 
Not to be left out, Google is readying its follow-up to Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Google's next operating system release was hinted at today via a slip-up on Google Play. The site listed the Galaxy Nexus smartphone as being available with Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean". The listing also notes that the OS is arriving “soon”, so all signs are pointing to it being announced next week at the Google I/O conference.

 
Nobody knows what Google has planned for the OS update, but we should expect to see Chrome take center stage as the primary browser for Jelly Bean instead of being a seperate download. Given the 4.1 designation for Jelly Bean, don't count on a drastic overhaul of the operating system -- it looks as though we'll have to wait for Android 5.0 for that to happen. 

Source: Droid-Life



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Good Lord
By Apone on 6/21/2012 8:15:26 PM , Rating: 2
I'm still waiting for 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that was promised to us by VZ (OTA) months ago; sick of running v. 2.1.xx (yes I know it's possible to root my HTC Thunderbolt but I would like to not possibly brick my phone and be forced to lose my grandfathered-in unlimited data plan since replacing my phone would require an upgrade).




RE: Good Lord
By Jeffk464 on 6/21/2012 10:14:39 PM , Rating: 2
If you follow directions you shouldn't brick your phone.


RE: Good Lord
By retrospooty on 6/21/2012 10:37:03 PM , Rating: 2
You wont brick it, its not like it was years ago, if anything goes wrong, just go back to the original ROM. Its way easy, and well thought out.


RE: Good Lord
By sleepeeg3 on 6/22/2012 3:03:52 AM , Rating: 2
You can buy phones that aren't under contract, you know...


RE: Good Lord
By NellyFromMA on 6/22/2012 8:31:03 AM , Rating: 2
Buying a phone not under contract for VZ is a financial fail. Your savings aren't that much, if anything happens with a VZ update to your phone VZ will not support it unless you purchase expensive insurance which is counter to what they do when you are on contract of course.

Nevermind the fact that unless it's a 'world-phone' with multiple cell bands, your VZ phone can't even be carried over to the only other carrier that operates on similar tech, Sprint.

VZ and Sprint have agreements not to enable each others phones on opposite networks. Consumer fail!


RE: Good Lord
By Treknologist on 6/22/2012 9:55:23 AM , Rating: 2
The TBolt is running 2.3.4 right now, not 2.1. The ICS update, according to the released schedule, is somewhere between July and August. So, it doesn't seem to be that far away.


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