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Android 5 'Jelly Bean' Teased

Google seems to be reluctant to disclose details regarding the forthcoming edition of its flagship mobile OS platform Android. Off late, there were reports about the search giant planning to roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich successor on a new handset this summer. Google never confirmed these speculations though.

However, a new hint by Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's vice president for mobile suggests that the much anticipated Android 5.0 could hit the market sometime around the fall of the running year.

In an exclusive interview with Computer World, Lockheimer stated that "After Android 4 comes 5, and we haven't announced the timing yet, which we're still sorting out. There's a lot of engineering work behind it still, and there's also just the question of how to time it."

Lockheimer also emphasized on how Google usually dishes out a new version of Android at least a major maintenance update towards the end of each year.

He later stated that the company was flexible when it came to timing the release of its products, and instead was more focused towards "innovation and offering users a great experience."