The latest in Android smartphone software is Android version 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. But getting your hands on it isn't as easy as hitting the update button on your current smartphone.
Only a handful of current Android smartphones support Jelly Bean, and there are only a few new smartphones shipping with the software preinstalled.
But don't let that discourage you. As CNET's Brian Bennett pointed out in a, there are some great Jelly Bean options out there that you can buy right now. Here are CNET's .