From Ice Cream Sandwich To Jelly Bean - Android5
Next to Ice cream sandwich it is going to be Jelly bean. Yes, that's right, the latest Android5 aka
Android Jellybean is the most hyped amongst various android app developers. The Android 2.x series
started when Android 2.0 Eclair was released at the end of 2009. By the end of 2010, Froyo and
Gingerbread (Android 2.2 and 2.3) were released and remained the dominant versions used until
today. Since then, Google has released Android 3 (Honeycomb) and Android 4 (Ice Cream
ANDROID JELLY BEAN: KEY FEATURES
Google released its Chrome internet browser app for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich, so it is
expected to see Chrome become the default browser for Android Jelly Bean too.
As enormous screens start to keep onto more and more phones, it'd be nice to be able to flip it into
landscape mode and use it like a tablet especially as Android 5.0 will be designed to run on phones
and tablets, like its previous versions.
Dual-core and quad-core processors are now a big hype in the smartphone category, it is expected that
Android Jelly Bean might optimize these super quick chips and provide a fluid and speedy
More power means more demand on the battery and Android 5.0 is speculated to make sure to
provide maximum battery life.
Android Jelly Bean is expected to be competitive in its pricing compared to that of Windows Phone
The feature, lock screen widgets, which HTC users would be familiar could be made a permanent
option with Android Jelly Bean.
Churning more and more files onto our devices becomes increasingly tricky to keep track of
everything. Some manufactures offer file managers as part of their user interfaces, but Android
currently lacks its own dedicated file manager, something Android 5.0 can hopefully solve.
Android tablets or smartphone owners are practically exploit for keyboards choices. In the absence of
any Google designed keyboard, Swype and Swiftkey have stepped up to the task and have provided
high quality keyboards. Though Google should not bereft users to use these keyboards but a standard
keyboard in the Android OS itself will solve some issues.
ANDROID JELLY BEAN: MANUFACTURER COMMITMENTS
LG guarantees an update of Android Jelly Bean for all of its 2012 handsets which are able to support
version 5.0. Asus has also made it clear that it wants to be the first company to offer devices running
Android 5.0, after leading the way with Android Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich updates.
ANDROID JELLY BEAN: RELEASE DATE
Some rumors have suggested that we could see Android programmer make its way onto handsets as
early as Q2 this year. There is also some slight more believable speculation that Android Jelly Bean
will arrive towards the end of this year as Google looks to continue with its annual roll-out of
Google has said that it will be flexible with the Android Jelly Bean release date and it might differ
from previous releases depending on how long it takes to finish the update.
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