Whenever there is a release scheduled, different sources suggest different news. For example, industry sources claim that Android 5 would be released in May or June this year. However, some other sources contradict this news. For users, it is a tough call as which news to believe.
For your information, Android (5.0) Jellybean is the successor to Android 4.0. And some sources believe that it would be at least a few more months before Android (5.0) Jellybean is released. Digitimes, on the other hand, say that Ice Cream Sandwich will continue dominating the market for the next few months. Reputed manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, and Sony would announce more smart phones running ICS for the medium to high-end market. Smartphones (ICS phones) powered by MediaTek and Qualcomm chips from China, on the other hand, would flood the market. ICS updates to existing phones would be available soon.
Of the Android phones all over the world, a mere 1.6% has the Ice Cream Sandwich. Gingerbread, however, has a 62% market share. Seems ICS would face tough competition as it has yet to establish its foot in the Android market.
Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Mobile Engineering Google, said that Jellybean’s release would be on the pattern of previous Android platforms. Hence, chances are that Android (5.0) Jellybean would be released in November this year. Microsoft is gearing up to enter the android market with Windows 8 tablets. And this will be happening in October, a month before Jellybean’s release. This can change the game. Google knows this very well, and therefore, is optimizing Android (5.0) Jellybean for laptops and tablets.
Now the question is- which company would be the first to manufacture the first Jellybean device? You can narrow down to Asus and HTC. As per our sources, Asus may win this battle.