Is Android 5.0 Jelly Bean Set to Receive Webtop Dock Functionality?

February 22, 2012
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The last time we talked about the upcoming Android 5.0, we had received reports that speculated that Jelly Bean is supposed be released in the second quarter of the year, which is difficult to believe. As the days passed, we got to learn more information about this new iteration of Android. Rumors now suggest that Android 5.0 Jellybean is to gain a few elements of the Chrome OS so that it can be optimized for tablets. This, in turn, has led many to speculate that it will be dual-bootable with Windows 8.

Today, we have learned something else about Android 5.0—that it will have an included native docking mode; which is a lot like Motorola’s Webtop. This new information was released by the rumor factory that is Eldar Murtazin. In his latest colum, Murtazin talked about the dual-boot rumor which spurred from last week and said ‘[it] remains a hypothesis from the realm of fantasy…’ Regardless, it gives us the impression that this was confused with a native docking mode; the same thing that Motorola has done since the original Motorola Atrix.

Murtazin also added more of his speculations including how Google will be getting more by investing in expanded desktop apps for usage while the device is docked. This is something we’ll still have to look out for in the future, especially with the recent Motorola acquisition. Sources say this might be a re-purposing which Google is doing on the Webtop itself. If this isn’t true, then Google is building its own docking mode. Let’s wait for more updates about this or else we’ll have to look out for it at Google I/O 2012.

Look at us, MWC is still a few days away yet we can’t wait for Google I/O already! Are you as excited as we are?

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