The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will get over before it even started. The latest rumor from the Google suggests that Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will be arrive as early as the second quarter of 2012 as reported by techspot, a move that many will see as premature given the fact that ICS has only reached 1 percent of Android devices thus far as of February.
According to a Taiwan-based supply chain makers as reported by DigiTimes, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has fallen short of Google’s initial expectations. With Microsoft planning to launch its Windows 8 the successor of windows 7 by the third quarter of 2012 , Google is panning to release Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to tablet, notebook and netbook makers sooner rather than later in an apparent push to have the OS dual-boot alongside with Microsoft Windows 8.
As SlashGear notes, Windows 8 hardware requirements prevent a second OS installation on ARM-based PCs by users via a locked a system called Secure Book system [SBS]. No word yet on whether or not OEMs would be able to do so before the devices leave the factory.
Android 5.0 is said to optimized for tablets which could allow the user to switch between two operating systems with ease without having to power cycle the device. But because Android 4.0 Ice Cream hasn’t done as well as expected, many of Google’s downstream partners are said to be taking a conservative approach with 5.0 Jelly Bean.
Source : Android Developer