Android is ready to launch its updated version of its firmware, the Android 5.0 update, also known as the Jellybean. It will be featured on the upcoming Google Nexus tablet, another hardware venture from Google. The release date is set to be somewhere in June and starving android fans can’t wait to sink their teeth into the scrumptious new treat. But what exactly can one expect from the update?
Currently the exact features seem to be kept under hush-hush priority but that doesn’t stop users from coming up with their own wish lists. After all, the defects and problems in the previous update stand as reminders of what we’re all hoping to get fixed. Apparently from what is being talked about, there is something to keep everyone satisfied. Here’s what the rumors are:
1. The update will have a SIRI feature which is in fact a voice assistant.
2. Google Chrome Browser
3. Improved Touch Keyboard
4. Clearer Google Integrational features
5. Tablet specific features
1. Laptop running capability
2. A dual boot with Microsoft Windows
3. A file system
4. Increased Android spyware/malware security
5. Doing away of mobile Flash
Some more good news that can be expected is that Google has decided to release one update per year. So this means that constant updates aren’t going to plague your conscience; ample time to use the device and explore all it has to offer. Not to mention the regularity will do good for both users and the company in creating a more reliable device and user oriented service.
More Safety, More Usage
If we’re to look at user demands right now, the answer would be simple enough. The Android is the most unsafe mobile platform, and that too for a number of reasons, including that it lacks safety and anti-Android spyware features nor does it allow third party developers to provide them. If the Jellybean is able to come out as a security oriented API then progress like this would truly leave its competitors in the dust. Enterprises which wish to use Android to monitor employees and would like to see Android become the next BYOD option might just be able to make the switch (from Samsung) in the future.
User Interface Enhancement
The User Interface is also set to be enhanced. It is supposed to be easier to use and promises some changes which are different from its predecessors. Now what exactly is so different can only be left up to your imagination. However, it does seem that users may have to adjust to the new settings (hopefully not disappointing ones).
The nitty gritty of it isn’t all that well known but the word is that there is no improvement when it comes to device to device synchronization. This would be disappointing for many users since having a single User Interface for a single device is found to be annoying by most. Perhaps one of the reasons that the iOS does so well is that the interface remains the same regardless of device.
So what will it really be like? Will it live up to the rumors and our dreams? Come June and we’ll know how the Jellybean really tastes instead of just daydreaming about it.