In one of the more obvious claims since the Greco-Roman calendar decided to start days of the month with 1, Digitimes (you remember them?) has a source claiming that Android 5.0 Jelly Bean may be released in the third quarter. Stunning revelations, folks. Consider:
- There's a better than average chance Google will say something about the next version of Android at the Google IO developer conference, scheduled for June 27-29. That's at the tail end of Q2.
- Q3 starts the next week.
- Obvious claim is obvious.
We'd still be pretty shocked to see the next version of Android actually available on mass consumer devices immediately after any announcement (and that's what a lot of folks will think is happening if and when JB is "released," but we're also happy to be surprised. More likely, we'll see code drop first, you know, just like just about every other major update.
Digitimes also is reporting that more Ice Cream Sandwich phones will be released in Q2 2012, the start of which is a little more than a week away. We can safely say that claim is correct. Le sigh.