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.