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Android 4.1 is expected to be revealed at Google I/O

When it comes to smartphone operating systems, it appears as though all the major players are preparing updates. Apple recently revealed iOS 6. Microsoft this week took the wraps off Windows Phone 8. Beleaguered RIM is hoping to right its sinking ship with the BlackBerry 10 OS.
 
Not to be left out, Google is readying its follow-up to Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Google's next operating system release was hinted at today via a slip-up on Google Play. The site listed the Galaxy Nexus smartphone as being available with Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean". The listing also notes that the OS is arriving “soon”, so all signs are pointing to it being announced next week at the Google I/O conference.

 
Nobody knows what Google has planned for the OS update, but we should expect to see Chrome take center stage as the primary browser for Jelly Bean instead of being a seperate download. Given the 4.1 designation for Jelly Bean, don't count on a drastic overhaul of the operating system -- it looks as though we'll have to wait for Android 5.0 for that to happen. 

Source: Droid-Life



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too little, too late
By TechIsGr8 on 6/22/2012 12:12:00 PM , Rating: 2
I had an Asus Transformer for 6 months, originally on 3.x, and I really thought it was a decent tablet. When 4.0 came out, it turned to crap, was unstable, rebooted frequently, apps hung or crashed. I reset it to factory defaults, rebooted countless times. Finally sold it, went with an ipad2, and now everything just works. It reminded me that Google is an advertising company, not an operating system or hardware company. Then with all the different hardware vendors out there, it's a real crapshoot whether your particular tablet will keep working properly through subsequent updates, or how long it will take your vendor to port the Android update to their platform. Sorry, I really wanted to like Android, gave it 6 months, but ultimately it's a troubled ecosystem. I just wanted a tablet that worked, period, and now I finally do. So go ahead, flame me, android fans, and apple haters.




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