Google prepping Android 5.0: report

According to Digitimes, the impetus for a Q2 2012 release of the next version of Android is not just the lackluster showing of Android 4, it’s Windows 8:

Android 5.0 will be further optimized for tablet PCs, while Google will also integrate its Chrome system functions to push dual-operating system designs. Brand vendors can either chose 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.

by Patricio Robles

It seems like only yesterday that Google introduced its latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, to the world. At the time, I suggested that it might be “the most important Android release ever.”

And for a good reason: Ice Cream Sandwich, which marked the fourth version of Android, included some major changes to the Android interface and sought to make Android a tasty option for both smart phones and tablets.

Apparently, however, Ice Cream Sandwich may not have been tasty enough and faced with adoption lower than expected, Digitimes is reporting that Google may try to lure manufacturers with a new treat in the second quarter of this year. That treat: Android 5, dubbed Jelly Bean. Leer más “Google prepping Android 5.0: report”