Android 5.0 to come no sooner than this fall

Android 5.0 to come no sooner than this fall
Not long ago, we came across this wild speculation suggesting that Android 5.0 will be unveiled this summer. We didn't really buy it, and even wrote a post explaining why seeing Android 5.0 so soon is highly unlikely. But today, all possibility of seeing a new major Android release prior to this coming fall has been put to rest.

Word comes from Hiroshi Lockheimer, Vice President of Engineering for Mobile at Google, who hinted that the release of Jelly Bean will not happen until the fall of 2012. He made the statement at MWC 2012 while speaking with the guys at Computerworld. Furthermore, he clarified that the release time frame for Android 5.0 has not been set in stone yet.

And by the way, Lockheimer did not mention anything about Android 5.0 being dubbed Jelly Bean, but that is the name that has been thrown around for a while now. Jelly Bean actually seems like a plausible name for Android 5.0. Each Android iteration has been named after a pastry in alphabetical order: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and Ice Cream Sandwich. Also, the bowl of jelly beans that was spotted at Google's booth at MWC 2012 could also be a clue.

Details as to what significant changes Android 5.0 will bring were not revealed, but we hope to hear more during Google's I/O conference this summer.

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38 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Alright

20. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i will wait until Google releases android 6 Ketchup :-D

30. Castro90

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

EPIC!

36. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Actually, it'll be called "Kegel Pie" Now, who wants some pie?

38. jade272727

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Me! I want pie...

39. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Hahahaha Awesome dude!! LMAO :-D

35. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

You're a big waste of comment space...

2. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

They should Develop ICS and Help OEM to push updates to their Devices rather tham Releasing New OSes! This will only increase the Android Fragmentation problem!

15. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I would leave it to the pros there sport. Google has more insight into the industry than any of us spectators. Have some faith, Google knows what they are doing.

19. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

brother you are right. you buy an ics phone and three months later its using an out dated os. what happens is that some of such customers would wait for the latest firmware from their manufacurers while others would buy new phones. so premature updates are good for the manufacturers because it sell them phones. but not for the consumer.

25. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

like i give a sh!t about the consumer. i want updates as fast as i can flash them. i want the cutting edge. i do not care if the iDiots out there think the new OS is "buggy", "half-baked", or "premature". i know that the new OS is new, and is a work in progress. i want to help with that development.

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

i was this close to caring... now we know how you like your meat....

28. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

raw, still kicking. same way i like my chicken.

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

you cut the head.. but the body still moves.. you watch out for the kicking...

24. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

ICS is already developed...now they need to make it portable like windows OS...standardize all hardware interfaces so that users can flash latest and greatest of android on their own.

37. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you have spoken. but unfortunately google will never put standards to manufacturers bcs google wants to be as Open as possible.

3. Twitch016

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

My bet is still on Jelly Bean being 4.1 - 4.0 was a major transition and given the adoption rates (abysmal) to this point, I'll bet they make this more like a Froyo to Gingerbread addition rather than the larger leaps to Honeycome and ICS no matter the features they add.

17. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

my nexus is runnimg 40.2...... it will.likly be.... 5.0

21. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

40.2?? holy s**t LOL

27. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

Ha, what is the pastry name for android 40?

4. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

It will likely be 4.1 not 5.0

5. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

it will definitely be 4.1, since 5.0 is not gonna release till this fall(as said in the article), then it means that they will provide any other iteration below 5.0, they can't sit with 4.0 on the market for the whole year. apple will eat them up otherwise.

31. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Apple will not release another OS until their next phone comes out in October-ish. They would not give 4S users iOS 6 before the 5(?) came out. That would risk losing the wow factor of the very few new things that will be on the phone.

7. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

since when is Ice Cream & Jelly Beans Pastries??????? you meant snacks, buds, not pastries.

10. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

the names are based on desserts, not pastries nor snacks..

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"Each Android iteration has been named after a pastry in alphabetical order" read the article stupid

8. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

got suggetions for android 6.0... krispy kreme? kaffir lime sorbet?

11. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

krusty krab..

16. HGMIV

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Kahlua? Kiwi?

23. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

my bet is still on Key Lime Pie

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