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Asus has confirmed that the next major version of Google's smartphone OS will indeed be called "Jelly Bean". During Mobile World Congress (MWC) last week, the manufacturer talked up its relationship with the big G and revealed "once they have Android 5.0, I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave …


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  1. jai

    there's always one...

    ...jelly bean that's really really horrible. and you've already eaten it before you realise so you can't clock what colour it was and avoid it in the future.

    Let's hope that Android's jelly bean isn't that one in the pack that makes you gag...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: there's always one...

      You'll eat it and you'll like it

      -- From Daddy Google

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: there's always one...

        They'll stil be eating last years or the years before, before they get this on two years later!

        You can eat whatever google turns out... when your carrier says you can. Nothing to do with Daddy

  2. Miek

    Farcical Fondant Fancy?

    1. Shades

      You do realise...

      ...we're beyond F and onto J now? Time to get some new jokes methinks... have you heard the one about a horse walking into a bar?

      1. Jonathan 10

        Re: You do realise...

        Is that the one where the barman asks "why the long face?"

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I was going to suggest 'Turd sandwich'.

    But that title is already taken by Windows 8.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I was going to suggest 'Turd sandwich'.

      Giant douche!

  4. David Harrison 1

    For v6

    How about 'Kiwi Fruit'? It's good for you and really speeds up your throughput...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: For v6

      It's gonna be Key Lime Pie.

      1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

        <Homer>Mmmmmm, pie...AAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHH</Homer>

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Once they stop using stupid names for their releases businesses may start to take them seriously.

    1. Steven Raith

      Stupid names

      They're codenames for development, the official name for Ice Cream Sandwich is Android 4

      Jelly Beans official name will be Android 5

      Ya numpty.

    2. Greg J Preece

      And yet again I get to respond to some miserable bastard with the two words "Snow Leopard".

    3. fishman

      Stupid names. Like "Mango"?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I was hoping for Knickerbocker glory

  7. Charles 9

    If it has to be an L...

    If "Key Lime Pie" becomes Android 6, then I wouldn't be surprised to see "Lemon Meringue Pie" to stand alongside as Android 7.

    Another possibility for Android 6 is Klondike, the brand name for another ice cream confectionery. That said, I think Android tries to avoid brand names.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Klingon Rokeg Blood Pie, surely?

  9. Thomas 18
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    No no no!

    Froy-yo = 2 syllables

    Gin-ger bread = 3 syllables

    ice cream sand-witch = 4 syllables

    I propose:

    Or-gan-ic Jel-ly = 5 syllables or,

    green mean jel-ly bean = 5 syllables

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: No no no!

      You missed out Honeycomb.

  10. Pete Spicer

    Am I the only one seeing parallels with Ubuntu's increasingly inane naming system?

    Oh, and for those wondering... we've had Froyo (2.2 or so?), Gingerbread (2.3 or so), Honeycomb (3.0/3.1 as I understand it) and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) so not surprising that the next one would be J...

  11. Andrew James

    L would be...

    lollipop, surely.

    1. squilookle

      Re: L would be...

      What about Low Fat Yoghurt?

      1. Andrew James

        Re: L would be...

        Lychee ... for the emerging market.

  12. gautam

    How about......


  13. Alex C

    Babies > Beans

    Has to be Jelly Babies surely.

    A far superior sweetie to jelly beans all round and the android green robot can more easily accommodate the idea. Presumably Jelly Belly (tm) are paying up for some of the advertising?

  14. Keep Refrigerated

    Android 6.0...

    ...Kool Aid?

  15. TheOtherHobbes


    Lemons Axe Gravy Soup, surely?

  16. CmdrX3

    I would say Krispy Kreme, but Google would probably end up in court. I say go with Kendal Mint Cake

  17. Mikewickwar

    Jelly Bean......

    Jelly Bean I'd just like my Nexus S to work after Ice cream Sunday made it worse than useless.

  18. Kernel

    Never mind the fancy name -

    why not focus on making it work properly?

    So far I am considerably unimpressed with the stability of ICS.

  19. Snowy Silver badge

    Considering it came out the SDK for Android 4.0.1 was publicly released on 19 October 2011 and the source code for Android 4.0 became available on 14 November 2011. Not seem a device come out with it no. All seem to be "will be updated to ICS later". So looks like the next version (Jelly Bean) will be launched before the current version is fully working on most devices.

  20. An(other) Droid

    Gulab Jamuns, anyone?

    Mine's the one that has a instant mix labeled Gits.

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