Asus confirms Android Jelly Bean

Reckons it will be the first company to have the fresh OS on its devices
Darren Allan

March 5, 2012
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Asus has seemingly confirmed what the next version of Android will be called.

Android 5.0 will be known as Jelly Bean, as previous speculation had pointed to, at least according to Asus, who spoke to TechRadar on the matter.

Google has been following the alphabet with its dessert-based Android names, going from Froyo, to Gingerbread, Honeycomb and now Ice Cream Sandwich, so the next one has to begin with a “J”.

And it will be followed by a K, which other sources have already said will be Key Lime Pie.

Asus confirmed the Jelly Bean name as it was boasting about its close relationship with Google, and the fact that the company’s devices would likely carry Android 5.0 first.

Benson Lin, Corporate Vice President at Asus, told TechRadar: “Asus is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update.”

Asus has prided itself on being able to roll out Android updates swiftly, being the first firm to get Ice Cream Sandwich on its tablets.

Further rumour has it that Jelly Bean, which will be out later this year, will be able to be installed on a Windows 8 tablet. Not just for dual-boot usage, but you’ll actually be able to hot-switch between operating systems without needing a reboot – pretty clever stuff.


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