Android 5.0

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean could include WebTop-style desktop mode

And now, let us commence months of speculation on Android 5.0! Just a week after suppliers claimed that Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" (which, by the way, has not been confirmed as a code name) would be popping up this summer, Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin claims that Google will be including a dockable desktop mode in the next version of Android. That's not too far from a reality right now - most Android phones can output their video via HDMI in some form, and Motorola's high-end phones can connect to LapDocks to use the packaged WebTop OS. But instead of a completely different OS, Android would simply adjust its user interface for desktop mode.

Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 16, 2012

Today we had a handful of stories that deserved to be rehashed to make sure those of you that missed them the first time. First up, a rumor surfaced that Android 5.0 'Jelly Bean' could be due in 2nd quarter of this year. The term 'Jelly Bean' hasn't even been confirmed, so take this with a grain of salt. However, sources claim Google is hinting for its hardware partners to consider it for new tablets and notebooks.

Rumor: Android 5.0 Jelly Bean due in 2nd quarter

Put this one squarely in the long shot column. Supplier tipsters at DigiTimes claim that Google is encouraging its hardware partners to consider new tablets and netbooks that run Android 5.0, unconfirmed code name "Jelly Bean", in the second quarter of this year. The anonymous Taiwanese source states that Google hopes dual-booting solutions for standard form factors can be created, specifically incorporating both Android 5.0 and Windows 8 ARM on the same hardware. Such a combination would be technically feasible, thougfh early looks at Windows 8 indicates that its ARM-flavored variant will be highly locked down.
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