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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 F

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.

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5 thoughts on “Android Jelly Bean is expected in fall 2012

  • Avatar of Dro3d

    No I can’t see either device getting an official update to jelly bean and if there was an off chance that they would it probably would be sometime around 2014. lol

  • Avatar of Guy in Orlando

    NO my guess is that this is going to be for the new technology phones, hard to believe but the Evo’s are getting old in this market. I like the new HTC One, we need to remind ourselves that EVO is just a name and to not get too upset if there are no more of them…

  • Avatar of Barry

    I am happy with my EVO4G, and am not one of these guys who wants a new phone every year. That said, is HTC and Google going to release ICS for the original EVOs? Or are the version releases for them stopping with Gingerbread?
    I mean, CyanogenMod is working on a version for it, so I guess I can go there, I just thought it’d be nice if we could get one Sense build of ICS.
    Anyone know?

  • I still don’t see the reasoning why they do not try to put ICS on more phones. Yes, I realize that it costs the companies R&D and so on. I believe it is more likely that the companies(HTC)are now into forced obsolescence. That said, my EVO 4G has reached its’ EOL, but it still works fine and will not stop working just because I do not have ICS running on it.

  • Avatar of Heath2099

    if the evos were getting old in the market, then why would big name carriers still be pushing them so hard? the brakes are this, the evo is one of the heavy hitters in the smartphone market. Sprint considered the evo 3d it’s pride and joy. AT&T still hasn’t jumped past the evo in their htc market.


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