Google is known for using sweet treats as codenames for the various versions of theiir popular Android mobile operating system. And while many of us are anticipating the upcoming "Ice Cream Sandwich" which claims to offer the best of Honeycomb, the Android tablet OS, and make them useable on smartphones, it seems that the search engine giant has already started work on their new version which could be called "Jellybean".

It started from Cupcake (1.5) and then Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0/2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0) to the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich. And yes, these are the codenames of the popular Google Android operating system and it looks like the next version could well be called "Jelly Bean". According to a reliable source from ThisIsMyNext, that would be the name of the next version and that it could be available to both smartphone and tablet. However, Google has yet to finalize the naming convention, although the choice with the letter "J" is limited and that Jellybean is most likely to be selected.

Meantime, the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich claims to offer some "game-changing" features, though we would have to wait till it is available to know, which could be fairly soon. And by them, Microsoft may have also launched their Windows Phone "Mango" and Apple, their iOS 5.