Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will dual-boot on Windows 8 devices, claims report

News Richard Goodwin 10:31, 16 Feb 2012

A report has claimed that Google will launch Android 5.0, also known as Jelly Bean, in Q2 2012 at Google’s annual I/O event

Google will launch Android 5.0 – AKA: Jelly Bean – in Q2 of 2012, according to reports.

The news comes via online-rumour-monger DigiTimes, which reports that Google will unveil Android Jelly Bean at its annual Google I/O 2012 event.

‘Android 5.0 will be further optimized for tablet PCs,’ claims DigiTimes’ source, ‘while Google will also integrate its Chrome system functions to push dual-operating system designs.’

It added: ‘brand vendors can either choose to adopt only Android 5.0 or add Android 5.0 to Windows 8 devices with the ability to switch between the two OSs without the need to shut down the computer.’

Just how this will work remains to be seen, but it’s certainly piqued our interest in Jelly Bean.

Whether Android 5.0 will also appear on handsets is unclear at present. If Android Jelly Bean is a tablet-centric operating system, like Honeycomb and Windows 8, then we'd assume that it wouldn't.

More news as we get it.

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