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Which Android manufacturer do you think will be the first to offer Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) devices? Will it be Samsung, since it was the first to launch the Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)? Will it be HTC, since the Taiwanese firm’s handsets lost ground to its rival’s smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Apple iPhone 4S. Or will it be Motorola since Google is in the process of purchasing Motorola Mobility? Well, none of the above if ASUS gets its way.
ASUS claims to have a close partnership with the search giant Google. This is apparent since it was the first Android manufacturer to roll out the Android 4.0 update to its Transformer Prime.
Speaking to TechRadar, Corporate Vice President at ASUS, Benson Lin, said, “Asus is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update.”
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ASUS unveiled the Padfone, which is a phone, slate, and netbook merged into one Ice Cream Sandwich-powered 3-in-1 device. With the Padfone, ASUS hopes to capture more of the public’s interest. If successful, it will create more quality Android smartphones. If more ASUS smartphone users get to enjoy Android Jelly Bean before anyone else, it is sure to be one of the major players in the game.
Do you think ASUS will be the first to push out Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean)? Give us your thoughts.
TechRadar reports, Shaun Musgrave, UK Product Manager at LG, promises that all LG devices released this 2012 to Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean), which is a part of LG’s commitment in “offering the best smartphone experience”.
Sadly, this remains to be seen since the tech website also says that Jelly Bean will only be available to smartphones if “the phone can support it”.
LG handsets unveiled this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that are likely to receive the update include the successor of the Optimus 2X the Optimus 4X HD, the rival of the Samsung Galaxy Note the Optimus Vu, the stylish L7, and the successor of the Optimus 3D the Optimus 3D Max. These smartphones pack hardware that will likely support Jelly Bean.
Another new release is the LG L5, which runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). However, since the handset packs an 800 MHz processor, it is less likely to be a candidate for the Jelly Bean update. Another new LG handset that will likely be left out is the LG L3, which still runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
We’re not exactly sure when Google plans to roll out Jelly Bean, but DigiTimes reports that the latest iteration of Android would rollout sometime in Q2 2012. Some suggest that the update would roll out at around the same time Ice Cream Sandwich rolled out in 2011, which is late this year.
Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich is yet to roll out, and we’re now hearing reports of its next version. Apparently, Google has an extreme case of the sweet tooth. According to This is My Next’s sources, the next iteration of the Android OS will called the Jelly Bean (either Android version 4.5 or Android version 5.0). The question is, when is this next generation Android OS rolling out?
Let’s first take a look at Android’s tablet-optimized OS, Honeycomb. It was revealed by TechRadar 10 months before it made its way to Android-powered tablets. With this timeframe as an example, it looks like we might have to wait a long time before we ever see the Android Jelly Bean in action.
Other than the new version’s name, we’re not exactly sure what the new iteration has to offer. It is most likely to come with features that did not make it on the yet to launch Ice Cream Sandwich.
Adding to the confusion, another This is My Next source claims that Android’s Jelly Bean might be another name option for the coming Ice Cream Sandwich. If this is accurate, this means that Ice Cream Sandwich is really the Jelly Bean.
What do you think? Will the next generation Android OS be called the Ice Cream Sandwich, or will it be called the Jelly Bean. Give us your thoughts.