Android operating system has come a long way since its introduction back in 2007. Several different versions including tablets have been rolled out over the years. The latest in Android operating system is android version 4.0 ice cream sandwich operating system. Even when the android users are still moving on to this new OS Google has started the work on their next generation of android OS termed as Android Jelly Bean. This will be android version 5.0.
The healthy relationship among Asus and Google is well known in the tech world. The relationship is mutually aiding. Asus rolls out cutting edge mobile phones and tablet with Android operating system and this has played a major role in the overall popularity of android. In return Google offers Asus with the latest of their updates and operating systems.
Asus was the first major manufacture to offer Android ice cream sandwich operating system to its users. So the expectation is when Android version 5.0 comes out Asus will be the first major manufacturer to incorporate it in their devices. Benson Lin who is Asus’ corporate vice president has recently said that their company is very close to Google and because of it there is a very high possibility that they will be the first one to offer Jelly Bean update to their users.
Asus Padfone which was released in the Mobile World Congress got some very good media attention. Asus expects that this device which is a tablet, smart phone and net book combined into a single packet will help them to get a very good foot hold in the mobile phone segment.
If they are able to roll out more high end and user friendly smart phones in the coming months then a large number of users will be tempted to opt for them rather than other manufacturers because of the promise of a faster upgrade to android Jelly Bean operating system.
LG is also on the way to upgrade their devices to android version 5.0. They have said that their 2012 line up of smart phones would get the Jelly Bean update once it is ready. This would create some competition for Asus. So it would all finally depend on how quickly the mobile phone developers are able to make the sufficient tweaks and offer the update for their devices. Let’s see which one among them can update the fastest.