Quick Note: Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" Coming Next Week
June 21, 2012 5:35 PM
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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
. 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.
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RE: what was the point of this article?
6/22/2012 9:33:01 AM
My answer was contextually relevant. The question was "what was the point of this article?" The article said nothing about Android that we didn't already know, namely, that Android 4.1 is expected to debut next week based on a link in Google Play.
Except that it was
and even if it was true, we already saw the Android roadmap last year that said Jelly Bean was to be released in Q2. I'm looking forward to the new release, but at least write an article with hardcore facts. DT is not a blog.
As to how I did it, I don't think I was rude to the OP. Seeing as how the DT staff has kept silent, they either don't care that I insulted them, or feel what I said is true.
RE: what was the point of this article?
6/22/2012 11:49:21 AM
context that you were using to frame your discussion of a tangentially related issue. The context of the comment you were responding to would have included at least the rest of the comment, which seemed to indicate that the question was regarding the lack of details of a specific cell phone software update rather than the internal politics of a news blog.
Also, this is about the same amount of actual info that other websites have regarding this issue (and despite the dearth of info, a number of websites are reporting about it). So, not a great example of why DT is so terrible...
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