In the years I've been reading about these things and analysing phone trends, I have to say there has never been a Google OS launch as underwhelming as Jelly Bean.
I'm trying to cast my mind back - the first launch brought us the G1 (whoop), subsequent launches gave us things we craved like on-screen keyboards, flash internet and so on. Yet, Jelly Bean (and this is not a criticism of the latest version of Android itself, just the impact made by its arrival) has really failed to catch the imagination of a lot of the blogosphere.
And it would look like handset manufacturers are feeling pretty much the same. While the world went nuts over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich when it was announced last October, this time around it seems the most popular comment among Android device makers is in fact "no comment".
That's what The Verge found when it took the temperature of Android OEMs earlier in the week, suggesting that far from Jelly Bean improving on the typical confused mess that seems to be inevitable when a new version of Android surfaces, if anything Jelly Bean's rollout will be more chaotic than ever.
What we do know - from Google itself - is that the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Google Nexus S will get a bump up this month. And that's it for now.
In fact, when asked Acer, Asus, LG and Motorola had nothing at all to say on the subject with Samsung only offering a slight crumb of hope with "Samsung will soon announce which additional devices are eligible for the Jelly Bean update. Samsung has delivered the most Nexus-branded lead OS devices and we are pleased that Google will be bringing Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S customers the first experiences of Jelly Bean on a handheld device".
Although there are unofficial ways of getting Jelly Bean already, they're hardly ideal. XDA has ROMs to download but they're flaky at best and most are reporting that they're far from ideal for everyday use on a handset.
Which means that this is one of those areas where Apple unquestionably has the edge. Yes, Android's diversity may give it strength in numbers - but it also means fragmentation is all but impossible to avoid. Consumers hear about a potential update for their handset and know it's coming, but genuinely have no idea when. They're at the mercy of the manufacturers and that is an annoying place to be.
There is a Platform Development Kit available to devs prior to the release of an update to allow them to get a head start. But Google has only given this to a few partners. Presumably because it didn't want details of Jelly Bean leaking out before it had the chance to make the announcement itself.
If you've downloaded Jelly Bean yet from an unofficial source, let us know what you think of it in the Comments below.