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Asus Confirms Android 5.0 Jelly Bean Name

Asus has confirmed that the name of Android 5.0 as being Jelly Bean and hinted that it might be the first one to ship a device based on the follow-up to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Benson Lin, Corporate Vice President for Asus said "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."

Google had bowls of Jelly Beans spread all its meeting rooms at the company's booth at Mobile World Congress.

The company was the first to produce a tablet with Honeycomb (the first Asus Eee Pad Transformer) and the first to get Ice Cream Sandwich on a tablet (Asus Transformer Prime).

Details about Android Jelly Bean have been scarce; rumours have indicated that Jelly Bean could have a dockable desktop mode, not unlike Ubuntu for Android and that it would come in the second quarter of 2012, just in time for Google's I/O developer conference.

Ice Cream Sandwich has yet to make a significant impact on the market yet although most device manufacturers (HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG and Samsung) have announced windows when they expect ICS to be rolled out.

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