Google exec hints at a fall release date for Android 5.0 Jelly Bean
Android 5.0, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system could be available to all as soon as Fall 2012, if the words spoken by Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer means anything.
While speaking to Computerworld at Mobile World Congress, Mr. Lockheimer said the following in regards to the next step in Android:
“After Android 4 comes 5, and we haven’t announced the timing yet, which we’re still sorting out…There’s a lot of engineering work behind it still, and there’s also just the question of how to time it…In general, the Android release cadence is one major release a year with some maintenance releases that are substantial still”
Although Mr. Hiroshi doesn’t flat-out say that Android 5.0 will be available in the Fall, his statement about a yearly release hints at a fall launch period, especially since Android 4.0 ICS launched in November 2011.
This is the second rumored launch date for the next release of Android. The previous rumored date was announced by Digitimes for summer 2012.