The Taiwan-based news site claims that supply chain makers have informed it that Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) will be specifically for tablets and netbooks and not smartphones, which would make it an upgrade of the tablet-exclusive Honeycomb 3.0 OS.
The site claims that hardware manufacturers can take advantage of Android 5.0’s dual-booting functionality, which allows users to run both Android 5.0 and Windows 8 on their devices. Like Honeycomb 3.0, the new OS will be optimised for larger screens.
This could, of course, be a load of old nonsense, but Android Jelly Bean could be just what Google needs to rejuvenate its web-based Chrome OS and bring it together with Android.
Indeed, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said back in 2009 that Android and Chrome "will likely converge over time.” It looks like that time could be sooner than we thought.