While there has been rumor before, Google relating to the production of the next major release of Android, given the name ‘Jelly Bean’ and intended to provide enhanced functionality on Android powered tablet devices, a release time frame was not revealed. Now in an interview with Computer World, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Vice President of Engineering for Mobile at Google, said that next version of Android will be released in Fall of 2012. Hiroshi issued following statement in interview:
“After Android 4 comes 5, and we haven’t announced the timing yet, which we’re still sorting out,” He said. “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”, he continued.
However, Android 5.0 name has not been announced officially, but each Android version before has been named after a pastry in alphabetical order starting with Cupcake (1.5), Donut (2.0), Éclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0) and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), so we suspect it to be named Jelly Bean as well.
The new version of Android will likely be released in November of 2012, with an announcement soon before, around the same time last year Ice Cream Sandwich launched. Stay tuned here at Techsnapr for all the details on this topic, as we bring you more.