Android OS 5.0 Jelly Bean may launch in Q2 (Huge Rumour)

How are people enjoying Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? Smooth UI, pretty fonts, well organized… wait, there’s currently only 1% of devices running ICS. The rest of us are still waiting for our Android to get the upgrade notification. Following the manufacturers notices it seems that most compatible devices are estimated to receive ICS between late February to late April.

However, a rumour has started today from DigiTimes, who usually comments on Apple supply chain orders, that the next major Android OS update will be OS 5.0 Jelly Bean, which they are penciling in for a Q2 2012 launch. The report states that their sources say “Android 4.0 has fallen short of original expectations” and that Google wants to beat Microsoft’s big Windows 8 launch in Q3.

Another whacked portion of the report says that OS 5.0 – which previous rumours had Jelly Bean at OS 4.1 – will work on both smartphone and tablets, integrate the Chrome browsers and “push dual-operating system designs” that “Brand vendors can either choose to adopt only Android 5.0 or add Android 5.0 to Windows 8 devices with the ability to switch between the two OSes without the need to shut down the computer”. Not sure about that one. Apparently Microsoft’s Windows 8 tablet requirements actually limit manufacturers to only installing one OS, and that a second OS is prohibited.

For now… all rumours.

Source: DigiTimes
Via: PocketNow

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