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Galaxy Nexus will be the first to get Jelly Bean Android 4.1 according to Google Play Checkout

June 21, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android, Android OS, Android Phones, Samsung

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About an hour ago, if you tried placing an order for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ model in the Google Play Devices section, you would have seen an interesting product description in the checkout section.  The one line phone description reads: “Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ - The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…”  If you trying making the same order now, the one line description is completely removed.

Since only Google has the ability to alter product descriptions, we’re assuming that someone prematurely updated the product description to reflect the fact that the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung will soon be updated to Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean.  Android 4.1 has long been rumored to be Jelly Bean and an incremental update to Android.  This is the first major confirmation from Google that Jelly Bean and Android 4.1 are the same thing.  Even more interesting is the fact that the Galaxy Nexus is being described as the first phone with Android 4.1.  This implies it will be the first smartphone to run Android 4.1, but may not necessarily be the first device to run Android 4.1.

Based on this recent leak of information, we fully expect Google to unveil Android 4.1 in about a week at the Google I/O Developer Conference.