Well, well… Is this Android 4.1, we see? It seems Google’s been a bit sloppy and let the next version of its OS leak ahead of its official launch announcement next week. Question is: is the next Nexus the one that’s already out? …Oh, and do you like the colour pink?
The Google Play Store in the US has revealed the blurriest picture in the world of what’s rumoured to be the next iteration of Android. The page confirms the rumour that Android 4.1 – rather than 5.0 – will be unveiled next week, and that it will be called Jelly Bean.
That’s perhaps not so surprising, but what is is the handset shown. It’s being called the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, which suggests it’s a different handset to the current Galaxy Nexus model internally, even though the design looks exactly the same as the Galaxy Nexus that’s been out for over half a year.
If the HSPA+ means a better receiver, then the handset could well have had a specs boost elsewhere, too, but we were kind of hoping for something new in terms of design. From what we can see through the mountain of massive pixels, Android Jelly Bean looks to have a newly-designed search bar and a pastel-pink theme.
If the next Nexus phone launches looking indistinguishably similar to the current one, would you feel like Samsung and Google have dropped the ball slightly? Let us know below.