Android Jelly Bean is expected in fall 2012

Jelly-beans-mwcEven though the HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G are still patiently awaiting their promised upgrades to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Google's vice president of mobile engineering, Hiroshi Lockheimer, indicated that the next version of Android (Jelly Bean) could come as soon as this fall.

Speaking to a reporter at Mobile World Congress, he stated that "[i]n general, the Android release cadence is one major release a year with some maintenance releases that are substantial still … Having said that, we're flexible. The [timing of releases] is not what drives us, but what does is innovation and offering users a great experience."

And while Lockheimer wouldn't confirm that Android 5.0 would definitely be called Jelly Bean, the jar of jelly beans at Google's MWC booth seems to be an obvious hint.

In any case, do you think there's hope that the EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G would officially get this update once it's available towards the end of this year? If you remember, the original EVO 4G got two major Android OS upgrades: Froyo and Gingerbread. By the time this is released, the latest EVOs will have only had one: Ice Cream Sandwich.

Here's to hoping they're still considered young enough when the time comes!

[Computerworld via Phandroid]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.