July 19, 2012, 9:43 PM — While the Google Android's rumor mill doesn't churn quite as hard as that of some other device families, there's still plenty of dessert-flavored mobility news (and potential news) out there.
This week, the buzz is mostly centered on Jelly Bean, with the SDK dropping Thursday night and a host of rumors about which devices are going to be lucky enough to get an update to the new version of the OS.
Hey, Verizon Galaxy Nexus user! You've got the latest phone in the Nexus line, and you're on the biggest mobile carrier in the U.S., but guess what? You might be last in line to get an official Jelly Bean update, according to GottaBeMobile.
With the news that French and Australian Nexus S users are set to receive the update soon - though the Australian roll-out has apparently been temporarily delayed - the common inference is that a general deployment of Android 4.1 is on the way. (Except if, like us, you've got the CDMA 4G version. Curses.)
ComputerWorld's JR Raphael is, um, less than thrilled about this news.
Users of HTC's flagship One series are probably going to get some delicious Jelly Bean at some point in the future, but nobody's really sure when. It's tempting to say that HTC is lagging in this department, since everyone's acting like 4.1 for the rival Samsung Galaxy S III is all but confirmed, but it bears mention that there's been no official word from Samsung on this. (Cyanogen, the team behind a host of custom ROMs for rooted Android devices, does have a preview version of Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III.) That said, it does seem highly unlikely that any of the current generation of high-end Android devices will miss out on Jelly Bean entirely. The question is, who's going to get there first?