Remember an year back when the delicious gingerbread was rumored less than 5% of devices were running on Android 2.2. The Android 5.0 rumors are a similar story and we hope to see a fair share of Android 4.0 only after upcoming Android 5.0 Jellybean rolls out.Before the Android 4.0 update could roll out to over 1% of devices, we have started hearing sweet rumors about the upcoming Android 5.0 from our favorite rumor mill DigiTimes.
According to the sources original equipment manufacturers( OEMs) are not happy about the Android 4.0 and will debut a tablet oriented Android 5.0 – Jellybean OS. But what would make Android 5.0 Jellybean more desirable is the dual boot option that will allow brand vendors to use two Operating systems, say Android 5.0 and Windows 8 for tablets. This will allow users to switch Operating system without the need to turn off their device, a similar feature we have seen OEMs adopting on few devices. And the Jellybean (Android 5.0) will integrate Google Crome as its default browser bringing in more powerful syncing, sharing and management of your online and offline data.
Android 5.0 will be further optimized for tablet PCs, while Google will also integrate its Chrome system functions to push dual-operating system designs. 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.
However, since Android 4.0 did not perform as well as expected, several of Google’s downstream partners are turning conservative about Android 5.0.
We could hopefully see the amazing Android 5.0 Jellybean at the next Google I/O but the roll-out is still months away.
Do you feel Google is getting closer to entering the netbook and notebook market with its next big release- the Google Android 5.x JellyBean?