Supply chain sources claimed that the Android 5.0 code-named ‘Jelly Bean’ may arrive in Q2 of this year. Tipsters told Digitimes that Google is pushing hardware partners to incorporate Android 5.0 and Windows 8 hybrids for notebooks, netbooks and tablets. The 5.0 version will integrate Chrome OS functionality for dual-boot tablets and notebooks.
The latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) is yet to meet its expectations. As of February 2012, only 1% of the Android devices were running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Sources claim that Android 5.0 will allow users to swap between the two platforms (Android and Windows 8) without rebooting. This will allow users to use Android for web-centric functionality and speed, and switching to Windows will allow them access to business apps on Windows. Android 5.0 is supposedly Google’s endeavor to enter notebook and netbook markets.