Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to take on Windows 8 from this summer?

android-jelly-bean.jpgA new report suggests that Google are preparing to launch the latest version of their Android mobile operating system this summer, in preparation for a full frontal attack from Microsoft’s Windows 8 desktop and mobile OS duo.

Android version 5.0, set to be codenamed Jelly Bean, will meet Microsoft’s charge head on, and will fix some of the failings of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which by Google’s own admission was a disappointment.

In an interesting aspect of the DigiTimes report, the site claim that Google are also urging tablet manufactures to adopt a dual-OS approach to their future kit, with vendors urged to create tablets that can run both Android 5.0 and Windows 8 without having to power down to switch between the two.

Jelly Bean is also said to represent Google’s next big push into the netbook market, with Google potentially giving up on their Chromebooks.

Some quite wild claims there, particularly considering the large majority of Android users have yet to even get their hands on Ice Cream Sandwich. With Jelly Bean landing without Adobe Flash support, it’s hard to imagine it being welcomed with open arms when it touches down.

Via: DigiTimes

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  • http://twitter.com/fteoOpty64 fteoOpty64

    “with vendors urged to create tablets that can run both Android 5.0 and Windows 8 without having to power down to switch between the two.”

    How can this happen if MicroSoft  insisted on their secure-boot strategy to boot only WinRT on the tablet ?. I am sure a virtualization layer is possible to completely fool the bootloader into booting off a VM rather than bare metal. But the Google approach is very refreshing because they can see the advantage of their more mature OS competing directly on the same hardware as Win8RT. It is likely users will give Win8 a try and then kicked it off fairly quickly. What JB is promising, if very stable will provide a generation step up from HoneyComb/ICS platforms. To many HoneyComb 3.2.1 is very good if the speed tweaks were done since the OS footprint is not so big and apps run very smoothly.I cannot wait to see 60fps rendering on the native screen of JellyBean.

  • fteoOpty64

    “with vendors urged to create tablets that can run both Android 5.0 and
    Windows 8 without having to power down to switch between the two.”

    How can this happen if MicroSoft  insisted on their secure-boot strategy to boot only WinRT on the tablet ?. I am sure a virtualization layer is possible to completely fool the bootloader into booting off a VM rather than bare metal. But the Google approach is very refreshing because they can see the advantage of their more mature OS competing directly on the same hardware as Win8RT. It is likely users will give Win8 a try and then kicked it off fairly quickly. What JB is promising, if very stable will provide a generation step up from HoneyComb/ICS platforms. To many HoneyComb 3.2.1 is very good if the speed tweaks were done since the OS footprint is not so big and apps run very smoothly.
    I cannot wait to see 60fps rendering on the native screen of JellyBean.