The Tech Herald

ASUS first to take Google 'Jelly Bean'

by Steven Mostyn - Mar 5 2012, 14:01

Image: snowdrop88/Flickr.

If you want to become one of the first tech-loving consumers to put version 5.0 of Google Android through its paces, you should perhaps consider purchasing an ASUS computer in the coming months.

More pointedly, a TechRadar report is claiming the close relationship Google shares with the Taiwanese industry giant will likely result in the upcoming ‘Jelly Bean’ variant of Android landing first on ASUS-branded hardware.

“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,” outlined ASUS corporate vice president Benson Lin in the exclusive report.

The Jelly Bean update is expected to arrive during the second quarter of 2012, which may prove something of an annoyance to those device manufacturers who have yet to upgrade their smartphone and tablet platforms to support Ice Cream Sandwich.

In related news, a report at The Verge cites “a reliable source” in positing that Google’s food-based naming trend looks set to continue, with Key Lime Pie apparently already penciled in to arrive some time after Jelly Bean.

Google has made no official comment regarding either update.

Around the Web

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

2015 Dodge Challenger Pictures and Specs

Great pictures and spec details of the 2015 Dodge Challenger Here are some incredible pictur...

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe Pictures and Specs

Check out these awesome pictures of the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe, which was re...

2014 New York Auto Show Pictures – Day One

Here are a selection of the main cars unveiled on the first day of the 2014 New York Auto Sh...

2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series 2 Pictures

Rolls-Royce have released a string of pictures of the Rolls-Royce Series II, unveiled at the 2014 ...

Gymkhana star Ken Block and Neymar’s Footkhana Video Teaser

Rally legend Ken Block, star of the famous Gymkhana video series, is releasing a new video to celb...