According to reports, Google has started working on the next version (v 5.0) of Android operating system, after Ice Cream Sandwich (v 4.0.x). and the next version is allegedly named as “Jelly Bean”.
While the Motorola, Samsung, HTC and other manufacturers are yet to push out the Android Ice Ceram Sandwich OS updates for their devices, some “inside sources” are claiming that Google is expected to release the next version of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean sometime during the 2nd quarter of this year. Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will be the next tablet-oriented OS from Google, just like the Honeycomb version (v 3.0). That means it will be optimized for larger screen equipped tablets and netbook devices only.
The coolest point of this story is that Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will bring the support for dual-booting system design. That means users can also dual boot into Chrome OS on a tablet or slate. Tablets will also capable of running both Android 5.0 Jelly Bean and Windows 8. Another unique feature is that you can also dual-boot into Chrome OS without having to reboot or shutdown your tablet. We guess Google will bring better integration of Chrome within the Android OS.
Report says 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”
This year’s Google I/O developer event begins on June 27th and hopefully we will see an announcement of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean with release time frame set for q2 of this year.