Is Android 5.0 Jelly Bean ready for a Summer launch?

Is Android 5.0 Jelly Bean ready for a Summer launch?
For this next story, you need to open your spice cabinet and take a pinch of salt to consume with this report. In other words, this is pure speculation. According to DigiTimes, Google would like to make up for what it perceives as the underachieving Android 4.0, and at the same time beat Microsoft's Q3 launch of Windows 8 to the punch, by releasing Android 5.0 Jelly Bean during the second quarter.

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.

source: DigiTimes



49. lonehawk2k4

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 16, 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​ased-this-summer_id26955

40. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

this article is pure bulls**t

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

chickenhead, 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: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Google prides on being 1st to everything... while Apple and Windows will simply do it better.. pick your side

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008


45. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol. how can you walk with your eyes always closed chickenhead? BTW, 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.

37. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 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

33. OhSo3D

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 22, 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.

32. Twitch016

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 26, 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.

31. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 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!

30. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 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.

29. joex2

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

"releasing Android 5.0 Jelly Bean during the second quarter" And sure to be a copy of the Metro style.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Nov 21, 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.

27. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This is crazy

26. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

A pinch of salt? More like an entire truck !

25. DomThomas

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

24. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 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

34. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Who's having nightmares?

23. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 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

21. Jericho unregistered

yea ''Goobuntu''

19. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

18. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

As much truth in this article as there is saying 'Apple likes competitiveness and does not seek to sue any company'.

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

14. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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...

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