Android Jelly Bean Release Date 2012
Android Jelly Bean name looks pretty much certain to be the fancy brand for Android 5.0, but apart from this, details on the next generation Google mobile operating system are few and far between.
This hasn’t stopped speculation on what Android Jelly Bean may bring and we’ve pulled together some of the more likely suggestions for you to mull over.
Android Jelly Bean Expected New Features
Full Chrome Browser
Yes, the changes to the stock browser in ICS are welcome, bringing the fancy tabbing from Honeycomb and speed improvements too. Still, we are waiting on the best browser around, Google Chrome, to come fully to Android – with no limitations. Other platforms have done this for example: iOS uses Safari, Windows Mobile uses Internet Explorer, so why doesn’t Google have Chrome on our beloved Android devices? Here’s to hoping we get it in Android 5.0.
Some manufacturers have started placing a file manager on their phones in their stock ROM, with Samsung being one of them. I’d love to see how awesome a file manager built by Google would look, and act, and work for us. We shouldn’t have to search the Android Market for a file manager, come on Google.
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The Gingerbread keyboard brought some nice improvements to the default Android keyboard, but with great keyboards like Swype and Swiftkey X – my personal favorite – Google should be able to bring us a better keyboard. How many of you have a custom keyboard installed ?
Clear Upgrade Path
This is perhaps the biggest change we all want to see. I’m sure everyone is just as tired as I am of waiting for upgrades to new versions of Android, right? I mean some phones are still on Froyo – Android 2.2 – and Android 4.0 is now announced and will be available soon. Hopefully Google and manufacturers can get this together for Android Jelly Bean. I don’t want to have to wait 8-12 months for my upgrade, and neither does anyone else.
Android 5.0 Lite
I love to have fast technology, that’s why I have a quad-core laptop and a dual-core phone, but what about those of us who cannot afford to buy a new phone every 6 months? It’s unfair that they cannot get upgrades to the new versions of the OS based on their phones’ computing speed and size. Google, please make a light version of Android Jelly Bean for those of us who have just bought phones now, so when Android Jelly Bean is announced – perhaps Google I/O 2012 – we can move on into the future.
User Interface on/off Toggles
Every HTC phone that I have owned has had different toggles available in the widgets section to turn off 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc., and it would be awesome if Google could put these on all Android phones, so everyone can enjoy this awesomeness. These toggles make it much easier to try and save battery.
Learn from Apple, they have great battery management on the iPhone, while some Android phones cannot even last the entire day on moderate use. I’d love to be able to get a good 18 hours off of my phones’ battery. I know I use my phone for almost everything, and only getting around 10-12 hours isn’t enough for me.Yes, battery has improved over the last few major updates but it could still use more improvement.
Yes Gingerbread, Honeycomb and now Ice Cream Sandwich all are starting to look beautiful – especially when compared to Eclair or Donut – but give us options! Not everyone wants it all black with blue highlights, as found in Android 4.0. Who else would love to use different colors and/or themes without rooting or downloading other applications.
Widgets on the Lock Screen
This is available in Sense 3.0 and 3.5 on HTC devices, and I really love it. I wish that there were more choices for widgets but I’m sure they will come with time. Now it’s Google’s turn, let’s see what they can do for lock screen widgets. Maybe add the weather, stocks, or a custom clock? I’d like to be able to pull down my notifications from the lock screen, but that may not work if you have a passcode or a pattern, for security reasons.
I’d like to see Google making the Android OS faster and perhaps lighter, so that we don’t need dual-core and quad-core processors in our phone’s to make Android run fast and smooth. Android is pushing the envelope of mobile technology unlike any other mobile operating system in the world. Currently, Android is a little more sluggish then iOS and WP7, and I’d like to see Android blow these competitors out of the water, come Android Jelly Bean!
Android Jelly Bean Release Date ?
Since Android 4.0, nicknamed “Ice Cream Sandwich,” came out in November 2011, the next iteration of the Android OS (unofficially called Android 5.0 and rumored to be nicknamed “Android Jelly Bean”) could be expected for fall 2012.
Were not the first time in recent weeks that a 2012 Android OS upgrade has been teased. Earlier this month, Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claimed that Android 5.0 will launch as soon as April 2012 and will be a tablet-oriented OS. Digitimes said Google hoped to rush Android Jelly Bean to market because of slow ICS adoption and Google’s desire to beat Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 OS to market.
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