Posted by: Brett
Google is 0 for 2 this week as they’ve inadvertently leaked Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, twice. The first leak comes from a posting of the official Google I/O 2012 event application in the Google Play Store. At first glance, the application page appears to be clear of unannounced information, but taking a closer look at the screenshots of the application reveals a tweaked home screen not found in any current build of Android.
As you can see above, there seems to be a redesigned Google search widget at the top of the home screen sporting a transparent and hazy look to it, rather than the old widget which utilized a simple white border. The microphone icon on the widget is also slightly different. Droid-Life points out that Chrome in the dock could be hinting at the stock browsers demise. The time in the status bar is also “25:10” (which isn’t a real time), possibly hinting a release date of October 25th. This is unlikely though, as it’s difficult to pinpoint a software release date so far out, considering bugs could arise.
The next finding is courtesy of Droid-Life. They discovered that when they went to proceed to checkout with a Galaxy Nexus in their Google Play Store shopping cart, that the item title read “Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ – The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…”. The item thumbnail also shows a Galaxy Nexus with what appears to be a tweaked home screen / different stock wallpaper. The item title has since been changed, but it the thumbnail is still visible. Both images are after the break.
Android 4.1 is expected to be announced at Google I/O next week.