The next Google Android OS is reportedly to be Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. Before Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has managed to reach more than 1% of Android devices, before Gingerbread (Android versions 2.3.3 - 2.3.7) being reached upto 60% of Android devices, Google is gearing up for the next Android version 5.0.
Recently launched Android 4.0 has not performed upto the expectations of Google reason being the required a set of minimum hardware configuration, that restricted many smartphones to catch up with Android 4.0. At the same time Google Chromebook also performed badly. Sources say with the new Android version, Google will be delivering more features for Tablets and Notebooks. While some other sources say new Android 5.0 is merely to provide a competition to Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system, which will be launched in the Q3 2012.
Android 5.0 Jelly Bean is expected to be released by Q2 2012. It can be also called as a successor of Android 3 Honeycomb. One of the key features of the Jelly Bean might be its ability to run dual boot Chrome OS. Expected that Google will speed up the development of Android 5.0, we might see Google debuting with it in May or June this year.
Another feature that came out is Dual-Boot. The dual-booting Android 5.0 Jelly Bean devices will be able to hot-swap between the two platforms, the sources indicate, rather than demanding a reboot each time. That would give users the opportunity to use Android for its web-centric functionality and speed, while switching to other platform would offer the various legacy and business apps many users still demand.
Not to forget, with every new update I see Google hurting a lot of designers, developers and users. And this time the change is very frequent. All we have to see is how world reacts over this new change with new features coming up. Will Android 5.0 features gonna suppress the frustration of so many version changes? or Google attempting to one more failure? Lets see!!