Asus Corporate VP confirms Jelly Bean is next Android OS

Back in September, even before Google’s current operating software was introduced, it was reported that Google would name their future Android OS, Jelly Bean. Google has a tradition of adopting names of desserts for the operating software and have in the past gone with the likes of Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and more recently Ice Cream Sandwich. Another interesting piece of information is that all these monikers are titled alphabetically. So when the next OS will be released, rumours were rife that the name of the upcoming Android OS would be titled Jelly Bean as there were not many desserts that start with the alphabet J. The report in the past could not be as concrete as the source of the latest information about the name comes from Asus’ Corporate Vice President Benson Lin in an exclusive interview with Tech Radar.

Another dessert coming up

Another dessert coming up (Image Credit: Engadget)


Speaking at the interview, Lin said, “Asus is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update.” This bit of information may not come as a surprise as Asus is generally quick in offering Android updates. They were the first brand to release Google’s current Android operating software Ice Cream Sandwich on a tablet. This tablet was the Asus Transformer Prime. Judging by Lin’s statement we can certainly expect the update to be pushed out to their devices almost as soon as Jelly Bean is announced.

The Jelly Bean OS from Android is expected to be a major update and will contain all the ‘game-changing stuff’, which was initially supposed to be included in the Ice Cream Sandwich update. However, there is no word as yet on what game changing additions will be included in Jelly Bean.

The report by Tech Radar also states, “We've already heard from LG that it is committed to upgrading its 2012 handset range to Android Jelly Bean once it becomes available, so it will be interesting to see which manufacturer can turn it around in the shortest amount of time.”

Let us know your reactions to Google opting for the name Jelly Bean in the comments below.

Published Date: Mar 05, 2012 09:09 am | Updated Date: Mar 05, 2012 09:09 am