Android 5.0 expected to have optimizations for laptops, Samsung planning to jump the gun

Android 5.0 expected to have optimizations for laptops, Samsung planning to jump the gun
Back when Android first made its way onto tablets, the OS wasn't optimized for the form factor, but companies like Samsung charged ahead anyway. The early Android tablets were filled with compromises and apps that just weren't ready for the larger screens. Well, it sounds like Samsung is about to jump the gun again and release an Android-powered laptop before the release of Android 5.0, which is expected to bring optimizations for laptops.

We've heard before that there are Android-powered touchscreen laptops that are on the way, and expected to start at around $200. We've played around with Android 4.2 on a laptop, and the platform definitely needs work before it can transition to laptops full time. Android 5.0 is said to have been delayed, which has also led to the announcement of Android laptops being bumped from the Google I/O schedule this year. 

However, KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo believes that Samsung and other manufacturers are planning to go ahead with release plans anyway, and start putting Android laptops on the market in the next 3-4 months. Apparently, manufacturers either don't care about, or don't remember the damage to Android's reputation when it was put on tablets before the platform was ready. At least this time, Android 5.0 is likely coming by October or November; so, depending on how fast manufacturers can push updates, the time between hardware release and mature software shouldn't be too long.

source: 9to5Google via BGR

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48 Comments

1. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

I want Android 5.0 like yesterday.

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I'm actually not tired of Jellybean 4.1.2 or 4.2.2 yet. It's a very moddable platform and with the right phone and developer support it's not getting stale. Just today I found a kernel/app that allows me to turn my phone on by just touching the screen. Here is a list of all the different roms now available for my Note 2: Stock 4.1.2 Rooted Stock JellyBeans Build 14 Novella Dos (alliancerom) Cleanrom ace 4.9V MeanBean Ice v1.04 Cleanrom VZW SE 3.1 Jedi-XV13 Carbonrom MeanBean v1.11 Eclipse TW 1.4 4.2.2 Liquidsmooth 4.2.2 Rootbox 4.2.2 Avatar Rom 4.2.2 Paranoidandroid 3.15 4.2.2 PAC-Man v22.1.0 (This is the one I'm using today) 4.2.2 Cyanogenmod 10.1 4.2.2 AOKP JB-MR1 Milestone 1 4.2.2 ChameleonOS And these roms are only for the Verizon Note 2. There are others for the Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile Note 2 versions. With all the selections, hacks and tricks I haven't had any time to get bored. I will actually regret upgrading to a Note 3 this fall because my Note 2 still feels new. I just want the 1080p display, faster cpu and IR blaster. I'm a sucker for the old school IR port. Google can take their time perfecting Android 5.0.

15. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Agree. Jellybean is still very good and not worth giving up on just yet. New features and improvements should be enough to satisfy a new update.

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I'm using AOKP, Ressurection Remix ROM, with Siyah Kernels® Note2 S3

38. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

agreed,the devs need to take more in perfecting and enhancing the overall experience since jelly 4.2.2 is rarely seen on smartphones right now...around 85% of android smartphone are still on either ics or 4.1.2 google should release android 5.0 nxt year or at the end of the year so more smartphone could taste 4.2.2

45. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

these kind of f**king idiots need their tongue shoved up their asses. they just bark what ever they want like google owes them something. if you have that huge wish list join apple. you will learn phase of evolution. google does great job and people like you who arent thankful to them.

6. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Trollarena is awesome .... They said I won't get banned because I attract other trolls to join the conversation and they make money...

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

You will. ;)

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

The ban hammer has been dropped

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Good. :)

11. riggsy

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Thank you. It was really getting old.

18. Aeires unregistered

You are my new hero.

14. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

you are such a douche.

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why did PA give him a holiday. This guy was really funny= Funnyguy™ Hope to see you next week, looking forward to you're posts. If this was GsmArena, they wouldnt'ev "Limited" him! You have no freedom of speech in PA, unlike GsmArena®

27. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Freedom of speech is limited by societal norms. You may be allowed to walk into a public space and scream obscenities and gibberish, but people don't appreciate it, and someone will ask you to stop. Trolls feed on that negative attention, and ignore requests to stop, so the only way to deal with them is to ignore them and mute them.

31. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

If you ignore them you wouldn't mute them and if you mute them you didn't ignore them ... :)

35. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

No, if you people would ignore them, I wouldn't have to mute them. Other commenters feed the trolls, which fills up the comment section with crap that I need to clean up.

36. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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37. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Whose idear was to delete posts, now you can't tell who has recieved a warning. MichellHeller what happened to the PhoneArenaTeam that use to let users no what to say, post and not to be rude? ™

39. No_Nonsense unregistered

Man you need to a) get kicked out of PA forever and b) get a life.

40. papss unregistered

Agreed..

43. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Says another Nokia Wp8 jealous fan™

42. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Your booring, go away™ Wp8 fan™ Suits your personality, with the restricted OS. No fun, no chill. Seek wise therapy™ Please you need help, bordem is in state of your mind. Looks like your arrogant, insecure, OAP!

34. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Well said Michael! You're my hero!

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Bring It! I wanna try it on my laptop

13. TNesmith

Posts: 13; Member since: May 05, 2013

Personally I think this is a necessary step in the evolution of android. Phone, Tablet, TV-Top Box, Netbook, and now Laptop. Now if only Google would make a Nexus TV dongle (HDMI Hookup) than all of my nerd tech wet dreams would come true. It would drive the girlfriend mad...

16. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Oh no.... Samsungvwill flood galaxy laptops too :(

20. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

They're a worldwide conglomerate like Sony, what's the problem?

33. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

XperiaPrince is flooding PA with nonsense comments.. Hater

17. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I called it, KLP will bring a "desktop" interface, possibly windowed or split screen apps... bringing android in competition with windows and chrome os, it will be very interesting.

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