The Ice Cream Sandwich story is almost over as far as Android is concerned. It came with a lot of fanfare with everybody keeping an eye on the horizon for the much hyped OS to land. But when it came, it did not break many expectations.
It was not proper from the part of Google to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich in such a half baked state, but it did and suffered the consequences. Now, if they want to stand the fight in which soon a Windows 8 will join the rival gang, it has to do something.
So a rumor about upcoming Jellybean is reliable, even if it says Google is mulling over rolling it out in the second quarter of the year.
The rumor is exactly the same and it has originated from the supply chain partners of the company in Taiwan.
The logic shared by the leak source is that Android rightly smells danger with the upcoming Windows 8 platform in the tablet market.
So as per the leak, Android is trying to roll out a much more tailored version of the Android dubbed as Android 5.0 or Jellybean for large screen devices. The new version will be further optimized for tablets and will feature some elements of Chrome.
The most interesting feature with this new OS is that it will help users to go for a dual boot on tablets. It will allow manufacturers to load Jellybeans along with Windows 8 in tablets so that users get two options.
The dual boot will be in such a way that the user can go for a live flip of the OS without shutting down the machine. That is simply great, right?