Android 5.0 Jelly Bean release date: summer of 2012
We have received the announcement of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in May, 2011 and, the first smartphone which has been powered by this operating system was Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which has been delivered in the autumn of 2011. Now the rumors are saying that Google is already preparing their Android 5.0 OS which is called Jelly Bean.
The Didgitmes which is specialized in providing IT rumors, says that Google might release in the second quarter of 2012, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. The rush of the search giant comes from the fact that the Windows 8 platform shall be delivered together with mobile devices somewhere in the last quarter of 2012.
Therefore Android 5.0 will be, in fact, the second generation of the OS which has been designed for tablets (android 3.0 Honeycomb). The quoted sources are mentioning that this new system will also integrate new features like Chrome OS, which is a system that has been designed specifically for laptops.
Android 4.0 ICS will be used on many other smartphones which should be released soon, like Samsung Galaxy S3, but also on some other tablets.
According to some Taiwan sources Google has been disappointed with the enthusiast with which android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been received. Therefore Android 5.0 Jelly Bean could have its release date in the summer of 2012, somewhere in June or July.
Currently, the statistic data show the fact that 58.6% of android users are still using the Gingerbread version. This is a huge number when compared to the amount of users which have bought a device that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: 1%.
Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to run on notebook PC’s
Also, these sources have mentioned that, because Android 4.0 has not been received so well, the next version (Android 5.0 Jelly Bean) might not encounter an enthusiastic welcome, also. The producers of tablets and notebooks are even thinking of producing devices which could be capable of booting both Android 5.0 Jelly Bean and Windows 8, too. The transition from Windows 8 to Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will not need the restart of the notebook or tablet. As you have observed, I used the term of notebooks and not ultrabooks. That’s because Google intends to enter this market, too, and not to limit only to offer an a Jelly bean only for tablets. In my personal opinion they should care more, in this particular moment, for the user experience with the tablets which are powered by Android. That’s because these devices still cannot be compared with the iPad 2 which runs on iOS 5.
Together with the upcoming Windows 8, which is expected in the third quarter of this year, Google might encounter some problems which are caused by the probability that the latter OS to be more attractive for users than Android HoneyComb and Ice Cream Sandwich. The key of success for the giant search company would be an Android 5.0 Jelly Bean which could rise the attractiveness of their mobile platform. It looks like Google wants to optimize once again the the user experience in Android 5.0, so we see it as a kind of HoneyComb predecessor, which learns from the mistakes that have been done in the past.
Do you think that Android users are keen to receive a 5.0 Jelly Bean that is able to run on notebooks? I think that they are expecting some other features from this new OS. What is your opinion here?