Asus wants to be one of the first to offer Android 5.0 device

Android 4.0 is only a few months old with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in December. Most smartphones and tablets that run Android have yet to get their Android 4.0 update, and many will never get that software upgrade. Yet one company is already looking forward to launching a product that will run Android 5.0.

That company happens to be Asus and in a new TechRadar.com article its corporate vice president Benson Lin stated, "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."

Yes, Jelly Bean is indeed the code name for Android 5.0. It was first rumored back in September but it looks like Asus has now confirmed that fact. Other than that there's little information about what to expect from Android 5.0/Jelly Bean.

Asus does happen to be an early adopter for Android 4.0 product to the masses, thanks to a recent software update for its Transformer Prime tablet. It's more than possible that Asus could create an Android 5.0 tablet or at least update an older one to Jelly Bean. Android 5.0 is rumored to officially launch sometime in late 2012.

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