Ahead of Google I/O, the Jellybean Statue Arrives

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Ahead of Google I/O, the Jellybean Statue Arrives

In case you didn’t know, every time Google is ready to issue a new version of Android, there’s a new statue that shows up outside of the Googleplex.  We had Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich.  It’s been all around the web that the next version would be code-named Jellybean, and that it will be version 4.1 with the Galaxy Neuxs getting it first.  Well, today the Jellybean statue has shown up at the Googleplex, leaving all but the official announcements for sometime tomorrow during Google I/O.

Also, they will likely be introducing the first Nexus tablet, named the Nexus 7.  This will probably be a 7 inch device with a Tegra 3, 1.2 Megapixel Front Facing Camera, 1 Gig of RAM, NFC, 9 hour battery life, 8 Gigs of Storage for $199 and 16 Gigs for $249.  No 3G or 4G is rumored to be included.  It’s supposed to also ship with Jellybean on it.  It’s rumored to be made by Asus.  The price is right on this if you ask me, and the specs are good.  Only time will tell if Google can do better than Asus, Acer, Samsung and all of the other little companies can do.

There could be more surprises this week, so I would definitely keep an eye on Google I/O.  I’m still holding out for Google Glasses! 🙂

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Joel McLaughlin
Joel is a consultant in the IT field and is located in Columbus, OH. While he loves Linux and tends to use it more than anything else, he will stoop to running closed source if it is the best tool for the job. His techno passions are Linux, Android, netbooks, GPS, podcasting and Amateur Radio.