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Android 5.0 to make debut on numerous Nexus devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 May 2012 22:50 User comments (4)

Android 5.0 to make debut on numerous Nexus devices Diverging from tradition, it appears that Google will unveil its Android 5.0 Jelly Bean operating system on not just one Nexus smartphone, but on multiple.
If accurate, the WSJ report states the OS could debut on five Nexus phones later this year.

The move away from a single phone for new OS introductions would be a huge move for Google, who has long been rumored to be looking to get into the hardware smartphone business itself. The Nexus line is popular because the phones are the first to feature the latest Android OS and also feature a "vanilla" version of the OS, with no third-party user overlays like HTC Sense or Samsung TouchWiz.

In the report, the newspaper says Google will rollout the new phones, unlocked, in the U.S., Asia and Europe via the Google Play Store and through brick-and-mortar stores.

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4 user comments

116.5.2012 4:55

Humm is it me, or is Ice cream sandwich i.e V4.00 of Android only been out a short while, i mean, only a few phones seem to have it, and now i see that they are talking about V5. So need to look at the Google web site to find out whats new in V5.

216.5.2012 9:50

Originally posted by zxe45:
Humm is it me, or is Ice cream sandwich i.e V4.00 of Android only been out a short while, i mean, only a few phones seem to have it, and now i see that they are talking about V5. So need to look at the Google web site to find out whats new in V5.
What kills me is that I have a phone slated to receive ICS and haven't seen ICS yet. I thought M$ was bad.

316.5.2012 13:53

I think that's one of the major problems with Android. Mobile companies take far too long to roll out updates, or just end up postponing them indefinitely. And not everyone can manage to root their phone and just grab a custom ROM build from XDA. This isn't Google's fault though.

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416.5.2012 21:06

Originally posted by Morreale:
I think that's one of the major problems with Android. Mobile companies take far too long to roll out updates, or just end up postponing them indefinitely. And not everyone can manage to root their phone and just grab a custom ROM build from XDA. This isn't Google's fault though.
yep i agree im on gs2 and yet it took a lil delay to even push that

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