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The Next Version Of Android Is Confirmed As 4.1 Jelly Bean, Will Be Coming To The HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus From Google Play First

Google’s let a bit of info slip a litGoogle’s let a bit of info slip a little early via the Play Store. When purchasing a Galaxy Nexus via the site, while checking out, the device is listed on your order as “Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ – The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…” This marks the first time the name Jelly Bean, and the version number 4.1 has been referenced publicly.tle early via the Play Store. When purchasing a Galaxy Nexus via the site, while checking out, the device is listed on your order as “Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ – The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…” This marks the first time the name Jelly Bean, and the version numbGoogle’s let a bit of info slip a little early via the Play Store. When purchasing a Galaxy Nexus via the site, while checking out, the device is listed on your order as “Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ – The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…” This marks the first time the name Jelly Bean, and the version number 4.1 has been referenced publicly.er 4.1 has been refer enced publicly.

 

More interesting than that, however, is that the listing specifically says that the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store is “soon the first phone” running the new OS. While most major versions of Android are launched alongside flagship devices, this implies that 4.1 will not have it’s own new Nexus phone. This lends even more credence to the idea that Google will instead be launching a Nexus tablet at I/O along with Jelly Bean.

Just a few more days until we know more for sure. At this point, though, it’s hard to not get excited.

Google Gets Uber Creative with its Play Store Movie Rentals Promo [Video]

Just when you thought Google couldn’t get any cooler, they go and make a promo video for Play Store movie rentals that is just about the most awesome ad spot I have ever seen. Not only is it clever and creative, they managed to come up with probably the most unique video to ever showcase the movie rental.

Starring a banana and a crafty scientist, the 60 second spot shows viewers how easy it is to start a Google Play video rental on your laptop and seamlessly finish the movie from where you left off on your tablet. Not only that, you can do this across any Android device, from a Google TV product, to an Android phone. It just works… Unless you live in Europe, that is.

Making a solid effort to bring more movie rentals to the Play Store, Google has recently signed deals with MGM and Paramount. Although it may not be the best price point or the widest selection quite yet, you can bet Google will whip their video rental service into shape in no time. Now, you really gotta jump past the break to check out this video. It’s all kinds of radical.