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Wednesday
Dec192012

Jelly Belly Sells Tabasco-Flavored Jelly Beans

Courtesy of Jelly Belly(NEW YORK) -- Gourmet jelly bean company Jelly Belly is now selling Tabasco-flavored jelly beans.  

Using Tabasco sauce made by the McIlhenny Company of Louisiana, the candies have flavors of red pepper, distilled vinegar and salt.

Described as an “irresistibly spicy treat,” Jelly Belly recommends you “Just keep some water nearby!”

Twelve 3.1-ounce bags cost $27.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jun272012

Google Conference: Android Jelly Bean, Tablet Announcement Expected

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Apple and Microsoft both had their turns to show off their latest software and hardware this month, and on Wednesday, it's Google's turn.

Google executives will take the stage at the annual Google I/O Developer's Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where they will show off the latest versions of Google software, including Android and other services.  

Google's next version of its Android operating system is expected to be one of the major points of conversation.  Like earlier Android versions, this one is named after a dessert -- Jelly Bean.  Ice Cream Sandwich, the current version of Android, was announced last November.  Before Ice Cream Sandwich, there was Gingerbread and Honeycomb.  Google put out a statue of a bowl of jelly beans at its Silicon Valley campus on Tuesday.

While there haven't been many details to spill out yet about Jelly Bean, Google is likely to announce a tablet to go along with the new operating system.  Rumored to be called the Nexus 7, the tablet is said to have a 7-inch screen, a fast quad-core processor and a very affordable $199 price.  The tablet is expected to go head-to-head with Amazon's Kindle Fire.

While there have been lots of Android tablets released, none have been as successful as the iPad. It is expected that the Nexus 7 will ship in July and that Taiwanese manufacturer Asus is making the tablet itself. Microsoft's Windows 8 Surface tablets, which were announced last week, aren't expected until later this year.

But Google isn't only expected to talk about Android and its tablet strategy.  The search giant will discuss its maps platform and other services like its Cloud storage solutions, including the new Google Drive.

Apple recently ditched the Google Maps app in iOS 6; it has created its own 3-D mapping system for the iPad and iPhone.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jun262012

Android Jelly Bean Teased on Google’s Front Lawn

Google(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The next version of Android is coming, and like the others, it’s going to be very sweet. Google has rolled out a jelly bean statue on its front lawn at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., marking the arrival of the newest version of its Android operating system.

The jelly bean statue joins other dessert-themed statues on Google’s lawn, including an ice cream sandwich, donut, cupcake, and an eclair; all represent the different versions of Android.

Google will share details on Jelly Bean Wednesday at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco. There Google will preview and demonstrate the software for developers and press; no real details have been shared on what the operating system will include.

The current version of Android, called Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0, was released last November and brought sweeping changes to the mobile phone and tablet operating system. Google released that software with a phone called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus; it worked closely with Samsung to create a phone for the new software.

And this time Google is expected to release a new Nexus device, except this time it is a tablet. Rumored to be called the Nexus 7, Google-watchers say they think the tablet will have a 7-inch screen, a quad-core processor, and a $199 price. It is also said that it would be made by Asus. A leaked image of the tablet appeared on Gizmodo Australia earlier this week.

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