Android 5.0, JellyBean to Launch on 5 Google Nexus Devices
Google is reportedly planning to allow more than just one manufacturer to have early access to its next-generation OS Android 5.0, JellyBean, according to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal.
Although the company normally launches their newest software on one flagship device, Google seems to be letting up on that concept and the publication also revealed that it will be launching about five new Nexus devices with JellyBean by Thanksgiving of this year.
Releasing the devices during the holiday season should give the Nexus line a signification boost since Google- while partnered with Samsung- enjoyed much success last year with the Galaxy Nexus smartphone that launched Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google offers the smartphone on its website for $399 and it is also available on Sprint and Verizon in the U.S.
Google's original flagship devices, the Nexus One and Nexus S, were launched through a partnership with HTC in the beginning of 2010.
For the next line, Google chose to use Samsung and put out the Galaxy Nexus.
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Even though the Galaxy Nexus introduced Ice Cream Sandwich in November of last year, Google has been slow in porting it onto other popular Android devices including the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note.
Gingerbread still accounts for almost 65 percent of the Android market despite ICS being out for 6 months.
Only five percent of Android users are on ICS at this point.
Slow update distribution has always been a problem for Android and in this case it does not seem like things have changed.
Before Google launches JellyBean, ICS will have to make its way to many more Android devices.
Google will also launch tablets with its next-generation software, according to The Wall Street Journal report.