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Android 5.0 Jelly Bean – which device will be first?

We have barely got used to Google’s latest Android OS – Ice Cream Sandwich, but rumours have cropped up that the tech giant is ready yet another version of Android.

Called Jelly Bean, Android 5.0 rumours have set the tech world alight. When will we see it? What will it be like? And, most importantly, which devices will run it?

Android 4.0 ICS was only launched late last year, and is still only features in about 1% of Android phones, so can these rumours be believed?

As reported by tech website DigiTimes, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean could launch as early as the second quarter of this year. That would mean an update only about six months after the last one was launched.

It is an exciting new development, and one that looks like a response to the threat of Windows 8 which is due out soon.

But which devices will we see the (possible) new OS in? With a rumoured launch of around spring, we could see Jelly Bean sooner than you think.

Samsung Galaxy S3?

No word on the exact release date for this just yet, but a good guess is in the spring. So could we see Android 5.0 in the S3?

In a nut shell, no. It looks like Jelly Bean will be geared towards tablets and things like netbooks and notebooks, with Google leaving smartphones to ICS.

Nokia Windows 8 tablet?

A key feature of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean is rumoured to be a dual-boot function, allowing it to share a device with another OS

So Google is reported to be pushing manufacturers to build dual-boot devices, so both Android and Windows can be used.

And with a Nokia Windows tablet rumoured before the end of the year, Google could try to get a piece of the action.


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