More Android 4.0 Smartphones to Launch in 2Q12
Although the adoption of Android 4.0 has just begun to gain momentum, recent market speculation also indicates that Google may release its new platform, Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean), in the third quarter of 2012. The rapid shift of OS may not be healthy for the development of the Android ecosystem, the sources commented.
Android 4.0 was released to the public back in October of 2011. It is becoming pretty clear that if you buy an Android device, don’t expect to be running the latest and greatest version of Android OS and more importantly, don’t expect a smooth and easy upgrade path for your device. In fact, most devices never get updates at all, or if you are lucky, you may get them many months after they are released. A 2-3% adoption rate of an OS that came out 6 months ago is appalling.