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Asus Calls Android 5.0 “Jelly Bean” – Says They Will Be One of the First to Release It

If you follow Droid Life on Twitter, then you may have joined in on our conversation over the last hour that had to do with OEMs that provide the fastest updates to the newest version of Android. Asus always comes to mind as one of the fastest, as they released Ice Cream Sandwich to a tablet long before anyone else in the business and continue to provide bug fixers on a regular basis. According to Benson Lin, Asus’ Corporate Vice President, their close relationship with Google is to thank for such timely updates. That relationship may also allow them to update to Android 5.0 first, or as Lin called it, “Jelly Bean.”

“Asus is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update.”

Their track record speaks for itself. And while some can see that Asus seems to issue bug fixes so often because they rush to be the first out of the gate, I think most of us would accept this approach over waiting 6 months for an update that still has bugs.

Via:  TechRadar, DroidDog

  • Debfj

    Be careful what you ask for! I have ICS on my ASUS TF101 and I hate it!! It’s a disaster. It turned a tablet that I love in to one that I hate! Wanna see how popular this release is? Go to ASUS’s facebook page and see all the complaints about this upgrade. Constant reboots, apps freezing, decreased battery life! I desperately want to go back to Honeycomb!!

  • Stephen Vanderwarker

    I feel like Google’s release dates are so pathetic they will come out with a better tablet/phone for “Jellybean” leaving the older phones in the dust. And then we’ll listen to Google bitch about there being “fragmentation” little sick of hearing it actually. Maybe if they held AT&T,Verizon (etc.) to the Open Handset Alliance the fragmentation rate would decrease. Also better release dates would help cough cough Google.

  • MobiTily Forum

    If asus is so close to google then y not it manufactures the next nexus.Asus is great compnay and is doing well with its tablet,but in smartphone front its not been that much in news.


    Is it “ASOOS” or “ASUSS”

  • Asus rocks love the Prime!!