Google is starting its engines and preparing to unleash Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, according to Taiwanese supply chain manufacturers. Apparently Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich failed to live up to its own lofty expectations and Google is worried by the launch of Windows 8 in Q3 so will look to push out a new operating system sooner than expected.
In addition, those sources hint that Google is pressing for tablet makers to adopt a dual operating system infrastructure. According to the Digitimes, vendors are being urged to either offer solely Android 5.0 devices or tablets that carry both Android 5.0 and Windows 8, with the user able to switch between them without having to power down their device.
Google is also looking to use Jelly Bean to make its mark in the netbook market, presumably instead of pressing on with its Chromebook plans.
The basis for these bold claims is that Google is unhappy with the impact of Android 4.0. ISellMobile is not sure how the site can make such an assumption when many users are yet to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices. And with that in mind, we're sceptical over many of the sources' claims. We suggest you take them with a large pinch of salt.
We wouldn't be surprised if Android 5.0 hits later this year, though. Just not in the summer. And, seeing as it'll come without Adobe Flash support, will it even be worth it?
Is it to early for Android 5.0 Jelly Bean?