Android 5.0

Android 5.0 hinted at by Google in Twitter post

Google may have tipped their hat to Android 5.0. In a recent Twitter post announcing a fun new Google Now utility, some users noticed the time on the clock said 5:00. That’s uninteresting move, considering Google has hinted to new Android iterations via the same method in the past.

Android 5.0 ‘Key Lime Pie’ Concept Design has us dreaming for the future

The wait and anticipation for the next version of Android right from Google has been a long one. After initially expecting it to debut at Google I/O last month only to be denied any such details, we're all left wondering what they have in store, and when. While Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is the next version we'll see, likely this month, some truly amazing fan UI concepts have us craving that Key Lime Pie.

Android 5.0 prematurely outed by Galaxy Note II tipster

Remember when I said that Samsung Galaxy Note II users are getting a plethora of good news today? Well add this onto the list. A Note II tipster has leaked an Android OS update schedule for several devices. Under the "To get Android 5.0" list, it shows that Samsung Galaxy Note II and Note II LTE owners will be updated to Android's latest OS in the future. Unfortunately the same can't be said for its predecessor, the original Samsung Galaxy Note.

Android 5.0 Jelly bean due in Q3 say suppliers

There's still very little official information to be had about Android's next major version, though even Google seems to have settled on the name Jelly Bean. Today DigiTimes quotes its anonymous sources (which are almost always hardware or component suppliers) saying that Android 5.0 is due in the third quarter of 2012. For those without a pocket planner handy, that's between July and September. They also note that a new OS revision may be detrimental to the platform if Ice Cream Sandwich adoption continues at its glacial pace.

ASUS says they’ll be first to “Android 5.0 Jelly Bean”

As the updates to Android come out some manufacturers are fast to adopt the latest and greatest, while others tend to take way too long -- especially on phones. ASUS is one of those on the "fast" list and have prided themselves on being the fastest to update their devices. Just like the original Transformer was the first to update to new versions of Honeycomb, the Prime was the first to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now ASUS has mentioned Android 5.0 and Jelly Bean, and we sure are excited.

Google Exec hints Android 5.0 Jelly Bean coming this fall

Google hasn't been giving us much information about Android here at Mobile World Congress, but then their keynote isn't for a few more hours. However, a Google Exec has shared a few details and might have just put those "Summer release" rumors to rest regarding Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. Read on for more details and his quotes below.

Android Community Weekly: February 25, 2012

It's time for another weekly roundup of the top Android tech news for the week. With Mobile World Congress only a day away, we're sure you're dying to see what the near future of mobile devices holds. We've put together an article on what to expect, so it would be a bit easier to keep an eye out for breaking news. There still could be some surprises, but we'll just have to wait and experience the event for ourselves.

Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 20, 2012

Earlier today, press photos of the Huawei Ascend D1 Q leaked. We should see more of this device at MWC, which is quickly approaching. We've written up an article to sum up what we should expect to see from Mobile World Congress this year, but hopefully we'll run into a few surprises as well. While we had hoped CES would be a bit more innovative than it turned out to be, this is the tech world's chance to redeem themselves - so get ready. Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) has been in the news a bit more lately, and rightfully should be considering its estimated Q2 release. It turns out we could see a WebTop style desktop mode integrated as an optional interface. This will most likely suit devices like the Transformer Prime that take advantage of keyboard attachments. Chrome for Android is set to improve by "leaps and bounds" very soon says Chrome's Senior VP Sundar Pichai. As if the new browser, which is still in Beta, wasn't speedy enough. There still isn't a definite area Pichal suggests will be improved, but rather that users should expect an even better experience. Another application set for an update soon, rather a launch, is Temple Run. The highly anticipated game has let its users know the official announcement will take place on their Facebook page. Any MIUI fans out there? You'll be glad to know it's packed into a retail tablet in Japan. Named Eden Tab, it sports a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16 GB of onboard storage. It packs a 1280x800 pixel resolution into a 7" display, so you'll notice extra sharp images. It will only run at $370, and should start shipping this weekend. MIUI has been successfully ported to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), so there's also a possibility it ships with that version.
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