Android 5.0 expected to have optimizations for laptops, Samsung planning to jump the gun44
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.We've heard before that there are Android-powered touchscreen laptops that are on the way, and expected to start at
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.