Friday, 17 February 2012 02:28

Google Launching Android 5.0 ‘Jelly Bean’ in Q2

Written by Raphael, Posted in News, Software

Google Launching Android 5.0 ‘Jelly Bean’ in Q2

According to Taiwan-based supply chains, Google is planning to release Android 5.0 codenamed ‘Jelly Bean’ in the second quarter of this year. Jelly Bean is the the successor to the Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ operating system that seemed to have fallen short of Google’s expectations, with only 1 percent of Android devices running the OS as of February 1, 2012.

Jelly Bean now is said to be further optimized for tablets and will feature Google’s Chrome system functions to allow dual-operating system designs.

With this feature, an Android and Windows 8 dual-boot tablet may appear later this year but concerns are there because of the later operating system’s locked Secure Boot feature which prevents other OSes to be installed alongside it.

Still, if Jelly Bean can be made to dual-boot with Windows 8, then devices running it will no longer require a restart at least according to current plans.

With Jelly Bean, Google is also expecting to gain another chance in the notebook and netbook markets. However, as Android 4.0 did not meet expectations, Google’s partners are now making a conservative treatment of its Android 5.0 operating system.

Source: Digitimes

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