Taiwan based supply chain makers have said a few words about Android 5.0, which is rumored to be called Jellybean:
Android 5.0 will be further optimized for tablet PCs, while Google will also integrate its Chrome system functions to push dual-operating system designs. Brand vendors can either choose to adopt only Android 5.0 or add Android 5.0 to Windows 8 devices with the ability to switch between the two OSes without the need to shut down the computer.
Some things which are mentioned there a little strange, especially with Microsoft’s stance on Windows 8 devices being that the device must be locked down to only boot Windows 8 and nothing else. Also, without rebooting makes it even more strange, considering at a technical level both Operating Systems have a different kernel (Windows has it’s own whereas Android has a Linux-based system). It would be nice to see dual-booting though.
They also said:
However, since Android 4.0 did not perform as well as expected, several of Google’s downstream partners are turning conservative about Android 5.0.
I don’t really understand about how it “didn’t perform as well as expected” considering it is up to the manufacturers to actually port the software, and compared with Android 2.x it is a massive improvement.