Speculation or not, Taiwan makers leaked information to the site DigiTimes saying that Google may launch a new version of its operation system in the second quarter of 2012.
Android 5.0 Jelly Bean innovations have focused on tablets and probably continues to mobile support as already happens with Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). The release date of the new 5.0 version of Android should be close to the launch of Windows 8, who also wants part of the tablets market.
Google's strategy is not to fight directly with the Microsoft system, but offer the Android 5.0 Jelly Bean as a solution to dual-boot, that is, the manufacturers have the choice to install it as a unique system with the ability to change system 8 between Windows and Android 5.0 without the need to disconnect the device.
Android-enabled devices in January 2012, only 0.6% were with ICS Android 4.0 (announced in October 2011) and 55.4% were with the Gingerbread Android 2.3 (released December 2010). Despite these numbers Android ICS, it is important to note that so far few devices have the new version. It is expected that this number will increase this year.
The speed the versions come to market may be good for Android owners, maybe the manufacturers need to review their processes to update their devices in a more agile and also accompany the versions of operating systems for phones and tablets as it does Apple.