February 17, 2012 by Abhay
After the yummy list,
Android 1.0 (23 September 2008)
Android 1.5 – Cupcake (30 April 2009)
Android 1.6 – Donut (15 September 2009)
Android 2.0,2.1 – Eclair (26 October 2009)
Android 2.2 – Froyo (20 May 2010)
Android 2.3.x – Gingerbread (6 December 2010)
Android 3.x.x – Honeycomb (22 February 2011)
Android 4.x – Ice Cream Sandwich (19 October 2011)
(The Android Hierarchy)
can we expect the next Android version “JELLY BEAN” (Android 5.0) to be released in second quarter of 2012?
Most Android devices are yet to get the Ice Cream Sandwich, but rumour has it, the successor, Android 5.0 (JELLY BEAN), will be here before we expect it to be.
The industry’s leading tech blog, Digitimes, reports that Taiwan-based supply chain makers claim that Google “is likely to” launch Android 5.0 – Jelly Bean in the second quarter of this year.
While Microsoft is set to release its brand new Windows 8 OS in the third quarter, it looks like Google is looking forward to provide competition for Windows 8.
According to DIGITIMES,
“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.”
It seems that Android 5.0 is not only targeted to Google’s own existing platforms but is also looking forward to the dual-boot idea to Windows 8 hybrids, allowing manufacturers to include both Android 5.0 and Windows 8 in a single device. The idea is to allow users to ‘hot-swap’ between Android and Windows without any reboot.
All we can do is wait till June 27, when the Google I/O developer event begins in Moscone West (San Francisco), where we can expect the new OS to be launched!
Keep following for more updates!