Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Confirmed for I/O Launch as Giant Treat-Filled Robot Appears at Google HQ!
Worlds away from the somewhat stuffy and formal approach of Apple announcements, Google has kicked off its annual I/O Developer Conference early by revealing what we all expected, and that yes – this year’s event will be focused on the launch of the next update to the popular Android mobile operating software, version 4.1 Jelly Bean.
And what better way to get things started than to assemble a giant sweet-filled ‘Droid right on your front lawn!
Joining a landscape of monuments dedicated to preceding software upgrades including Android 1.6 Donut and Android 3.0 Honeycomb the Jelly Bean statue arrived at Google HQ in a massive wooden crate which opened to reveal a clear Android body and a loads of giant sweeties. Google employers were then invited to form a human conveyor belt, passing the beans along the line of happy staffers and loading the bots belly full of beans!
The internet and software giant is well known for its fun approach to business. Employees in a number of Google’s global offices enjoy the benefits of a very unconventional of work places which branches in San Francisco and Zurich both boasting a spiralling slides in the place of staircases and you may remember the companies appearance at this year’s Mobile World Congress where the show floor was transformed into a Google wonderland featuring everything Android, from massive models to demo team in antennae baseball caps and you guessed it – another exciting slide!
Back to business and Google are set to unveil the follow-up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – tomorrow when the I/O event officially gets under way and we’ll hopefully see the OS in action on both smartphones and tablets with the announcement of the Google Nexus 7 seven-inch slate made by partner ASUS.
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