Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to arrive before mid-2012?

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to arrive before mid-2012?Some stories appear too good to be true, and this one seems to be a case in point. Android Ice Cream Sandwich has only been out a matter of months, and as of this month only 1% of Android devices are actually running it.

Yet the good people of DigiTimes, never afraid to offer their opinion, claim insiders have whispered that Google is trying to get its successor, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, out the door before the end of the second quarter this year.

Supply chain sources have apparently revealed that Google is trying to integrate Chome OS functionality for tablets and netbooks into Jelly Bean, and that the search giant is already pushing Android 5.0 to manufacturing partners.

It's all to do with dual-booting, with Google apparently keen to work on a system where machines can run Windows 8 and Android 5.0 together, switching between them without reboots, so that the web stuff could be taken care of by Android and the business bits and bobs by Microsoft. Whether this fits in with Windows 8's policy of blocking second OS installations on some machines is another matter.

As for the likelihood of us seeing Jelly Bean 5.0 before June, well, we'd put it with finding Shergar alive and sunning himself in Vegas. Nice to hope though, eh?

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