Is Android 5.0 Jelly Bean ready for a Summer launch?
Optimized for Android tablets, Jelly Bean would also include the Google Chrome system to allow for dual operating system functionality. Manufacturers will have the option of installing only Android 5.0 into a product, or add the latter to Windows 8 devices. Users would be able to switch platforms without shutting down the device (Hey, we warned you!). The report also notes that Google would use Android 5.0 as a way to enter the notebook and netbook markets.
According to DigiTimes, since Ice Cream Sandwich did not live up to expectations, some of Google's downstream partners are wary about Android 5.0. While the vast majority of Android users are weeks or months away from Android 4.0, it might seem strange to even be thinking about it now. But with Google I/O slowly coming into view (June 27-29th), it won't be too long until we start hearing all about Jelly Bean.
1. ilia1986 (unregistered)
How exactly did ICS not live up to expectations? It's not even on 5% of the devices atm, ffs.
6. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Its good that Google thinks ICS didn't live up to expectations, it encourages them to make an even smoother OS that will be better for us and easier to use. First thing I said when i saw this was "whyyyyyy" but after thinking about it, Jellybean might be a good thing for the summer, It will make android even more popular and maybe tablet makers will skip ICS and get straight to JB (not Justin Bieber)
22. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)
it's not the os SMOOTHER it's the hardware better ICS is definately heavier to handle by the hardware than 2.1, 2.2 or even 2.3
48. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Yes, but it's smoother because android takes use of the phone's hardware
38. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
the answer illia is in the question..
-"How exactly did ICS not live up to expectations? It's not even on 5% of the devices atm, ffs."-
46. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1060; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
ICS really isn't moving much slower than other updates especially considering the fact that it is such a large one.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yes, how did ICS not live up to expectations? If the issue is speed of roll-out, I would imagine a similar under-achievement will occur for Jelly Bean.
3. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
This don't make no sense how can ICS not live up to somethin its not even on? Wait until everybody gets a chance to get it besides dam NEXUS or Rom people. Everybod wants the dam update but manufactures are taken they dam time to roll it Ight because they're tryin to skin it or have customers buy new devices with it preloaded my vote goes to the latter it all boils down to money and they want us the consumer to spend more of it.
4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Is that PA spreading rumors again? No, it can't be.
36. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
This will probably be the only time I agree with Miz, but this is DEFINITELY a case a PA either helping to spread unfounded rumors or simply having a quota to fill and just copy and pasting articles from other sites to generate page views. ICS is WIDELY ACCLAIMED as the BEST mobile OS around. Certainly the best iteration of Android. Smh...
5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1410; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Maybe Samsung is holding off the S3 so they can run it with 5.0 out of the box
7. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
Lol what a joke, everyone has been raving about ICS I highly doubt google is upset with it. If anything maybe they're disappointed with chrome OS.
8. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
what???? People are still waiting for ICS and now you are talking of Jelly Beans???? I like getting updates, but this just sounds kind of crazy.
35. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
in case anyone missed it this article, as admitted by alan, is bu11sh!t or "In other words, this is pure speculation".
man i wish i could get paid to spread baseless rumors.
btw i heard android 6.5 aka devils food cake, is coming out tomorrow because everyone in the world hates ICS.
9. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
And i see that its optimised for tablets. Does this mean that we are going back to the ginger bread/honey comb nonsense?
10. imkyle (Posts: 1032; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
How did Ice cream sandwich not live up? It is only on 4 devices on the US nd has not had a chance to be on other devices and their user interface. It made the Xoom and prime a better device. Roll out this version first and than make plans for a new update. On a phone and tablet, ics is great IMO.
11. tahnik (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)
If Google doesn't release an Android version that removes the lag people are talking about in Android,It will be a huge step back...
12. Bluedroid (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
" Since I Phone 4s did not live up to expectations"
13. BlazinEmperor (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)
You haven't used an ICS Device yet, maybe Google have played around with it & has realised that it doesn't just cut it, so they want to introduce Android 5.0 quickly.
14. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Failing to live up to what expectations?
Why would JB be tablet optimized when the purpose of ICS was to unify the phone and tablet OS?
For shame Alan, for shame...
15. Sniggly (Posts: 7220; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm actually curious what expectations ICS hasn't lived up to as well. However, I will say this:
If an Android laptop is ever released, and it contains the functionality of a Windows laptop (hardware and software) I will dump Microsoft and never look back.
16. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
android 4 is practically acclaimed as the best mobile OS right now.
so it definitely doesn't under achieve.
speed of system adoption is another matter, and I don't see how that could change with jelly beans.
but I do see Google wanting to beat windows 8 by releasing a full fledged operating system..after all, they said android 5 will be a game changer
17. andro. (Posts: 1977; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
As much truth in this article as there is saying 'Apple likes competitiveness and does not seek to sue any company'.
18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
..and oh, I second that, Sniggly!
only that future laptops won't really be laptops but tablets with keyboard dock/laptops with touch screens and detachable keyboard..whatever you want to call them
20. Sniggly (Posts: 7220; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You know what, I'm all for a modular system if it can give me the practical use, power and compatibility that a traditional laptop provides.
We're already getting close with tabs like the Transformer Prime. Modular system, takes the place of a small laptop, has the processing power of a 500ish price range quad core. All it's really missing are a large storage drive and a CD/DVD drive.
19. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
If Ice Cream Sandwich has problems then Google can patch and update it like, Android 4.1.2, 4.2.2...etc. But releasing a major update this year would be ridiculous. ICS has just started getting on some devices moreover new smartphones still come with Gingerbread with OTA ICS update. So it would be reasonable for google to let this year flow with Ice Cream Sandwich. In this way more ICS bug will be fixed and more improvement will be made. This would also help to improve Jelly Beans.
23. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)
when ics comes out will see... only few devices running ICS doesn't mean it didn't live up to expectations besides ics is the best os for now
24. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Thats a good idea but we havent even seen ics properly and they are relesing 5.0 jellybean anyway looks like RIM and MICROSOFT are going to have nightmares again
25. DomThomas (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Utter nonsense that they can say ICS has underperformed considering it's limited rollout and infancy. Yes Windows 8 will be a threat but this just seems reactionary, ill considered and premature.
26. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
A pinch of salt? More like an entire truck !
28. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if by "failed to live up to expectations" you mean "the absolute best android OS by far", then I agree with you. I think someone got ICS and HC confused. lol. HC was a partial fail.
My phone runs better than ever, on an unofficial ICS ROM. I cant wait to play with a phone with official support (and even better ROMing! :) )
42. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I agree with you I have ICS on my Eris yay i may not have all the features but I have a good bit and it is by far the best OS thus far.
29. joex2 (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
"releasing Android 5.0 Jelly Bean during the second quarter" And sure to be a copy of the Metro style.
30. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
im puzzled that its not lived up to expectation. it just got relreased and has barely even hit a handset yet! which is expected, its not like i expected it on all handsets days after release.
31. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
in other news... this article was written by some sneering apple fan jelous that he himself cannot get his hands on some ice cream sandwich. now now little fella.... theres enough ice cream for everyone! just gotta wait your turn!
32. Twitch016 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
As much as I love improvement, I don't understand this. ICS was a platform designed around tablets and phones. It's yet to get any major updates (i.e. there's no Android 4.1) and overall reviews of it were phenomenal. How did it fall flat? I understand Google wants to protect and expand market share, but this prediction seems highly unlikely to me.
33. OhSo3D (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)
Wait a second, did I read this right? "dual operating system functionality..." So does this mean (if the rumors turn out to be true) I could have both Windows Phone 8, and Android 5.0 on the same phone/tablet. Holy crap, that sounds amazing but i'm sure I must have read this wrong.
37. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Why are you guys whining about this? Iphonearena is just trying to find another article to tannish androids reputation. If any Os didn't live to expectation that will be IOS 5.0.1
39. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Honeycomb was a bust.. now ICS... wow Android is on a roll... good thing they keep increasing the screen sizes and adding cores to phones... right?
41. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if android didnt keep on popin out new features and OSs, where would iOS be able to steal... eer "magically invent" its new features from?
43. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Google prides on being 1st to everything... while Apple and Windows will simply do it better.. pick your side
44. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
GALLITO JUST ADMITTED THAT ITS GOOGLE THAT INNOVATES WHILE APPLE COPIES.
All the lawsuits can stop now! :)
45. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
that's not what I said.. your still upset about the Foxconn report... I understand... Apple doesn't copy.. because Google didn't invent it.. therefore... is not copying... at least from Google.
47. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
how can you walk with your eyes always closed chickenhead?
if you go look on the original thread about foxconn being inspected, we all called the fact that it would be a BS report that made apple-foxconn look ok. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH
we call that a publicity stunt.
49. lonehawk2k4 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
everyone should read this article that this is indeed a rumor only and another major update wouldn't being coming for a long while