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    News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Rumour: Android 5.0 with Chrome OS integration for tablets and netbooks incoming.
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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Wasn't the premise behind ICS to unify the handset and tablet software?

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Wasn't the premise behind ICS to unify the handset and tablet software?
    Erm, yes it was, the whole point was that (according to what I read) to ensure that they didn't end up with having to support two very similar OS instances.
    The site claims that hardware manufacturers can take advantage of Android 5.0’s dual-booting functionality, which allows users to run both Android 5.0 and Windows 8 on their devices. Like Honeycomb 3.0, the new OS will be optimised for larger screens.
    Erm, isn't Microsoft busy trying to ensure that Windows 8 isn't dual-booted? And I wonder if the dual-booting capability is limited to Windows or if other OS's are doable - for me Android and Linux would be a good combo.
    This could, of course, be a load of old nonsense, but Android Jelly Bean could be just what Google needs to rejuvenate its web-based Chrome OS and bring it together with Android.
    ChromeOS=complete waste of time.

    I'm wondering what Google are up to if this JB rumour is true - are they now in the mindset that odd number OS releases are going to beta new UI changes on tablets, before they're incorporated into the next release?

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Wasn't the premise behind ICS to unify the handset and tablet software?
    Exactly.
    Honeycomb was very much a rush job to try and compete with the iPad, which was the only reason it was tablet only (and closed source).
    I don't really see a similar driver here, so I'd expect JB to be for both phones and tablets (and possibly netbooks). Although the implementation could be slightly different for each (as it is for ICS)

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Jelly Bean? The icon for that is going to be rubbish. How are they going to make the android thingy look like a jelly bean?
    And another thing: This whole thing about Android for phones and android for Pads being the same, do iPhones and iPads run the same iOS/AppStore? I only ask cos I don't keep up with Snapple stuff. I mean, you want apps for your pad to be optimised for that, and you want your smartphone apps to be optimised for that, ergo why not have 2 different platforms?
    Last edited by Smudger; 17-02-2012 at 02:34 PM.

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    A Jelly Bean with a face and a massive smile..sounds nice!

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    An official x86 branch would be nice, intel have done most of the leg work for them already.
    Out of interest I currently have windows 8 dev preview dual booted with meego just fine, ubuntu refuses to dual boot with it though!

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    And another thing: This whole thing about Android for phones and android for Pads being the same, do iPhones and iPads run the same iOS/AppStore? I only ask cos I don't keep up with Snapple stuff. I mean, you want apps for your pad to be optimised for that, and you want your smartphone apps to be optimised for that, ergo why not have 2 different platforms?
    We're not talking about ICS etc being identical for tablets and smartphones - there has to be some differences to reflect the different hardware.

    No, the ideal is to have the OS with as high a level of commonality as possible, since that maximises your investment in new feature development. As a user of both tablets and phones, I'd also like the experience to be as similar as possible - in effect the tablet should be no more than a large screen phone.

    Same deal with apps - sure there will be some apps that have to be targetted to either phone or tablet, but hopefully the majority will be written properly and be able to deal with the differences seamlessly. And as far as I know (not having an Apple tablet) the deal on iTunes App Store is the same as on Google MarketPlace - you see one "experience" and it's tailoring itself behind the scenes to suit. So on my Asus I see an entry for "tablet optimized" apps, on my Sony phone I see "SonyEricsson" picks.

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Wow! It seems Android 5 has TWICE the kicks of Android 4!

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    ...so could this be installed on a Window 7 tablet then?

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh View Post
    ...so could this be installed on a Window 7 tablet then?
    I think thats what they are looking for. Going to depend a lot on if MS will allow their tablets to dual boot.

    Read earlier that Ubuntu are working on a version that will work with Android devices so it sounds like you`d use android for the usual phone apps them when you get to the office/home plug in a keyboard and mouse and boot up Ubuntu and use it as a computer

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    I waiting for android V10.

    At this rate it'll be around Easter 2012.

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    I waiting for android V10.

    At this rate it'll be around Easter 2012.
    Firefox version 85 will be out by then too.

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    Re: News - Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" incoming with dual-boot function?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Firefox version 85 will be out by then too.
    Please get it right...

    85.1

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