ASUS Confirms Jelly Bean, Plans To Be First In Line For Upgrades

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Google all but confirmed that Android’s next iteration would be named Jelly Bean. Of course it’s still unofficial, but even Benson Lin, Asus’ Corporate Vice President, is talking about it and has every intention of being the first on the upgrade list.

When speaking with TechRadar, Beson had this to say:

“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.”

ASUS has been making quite a splash in the mobile market being the first OEM to release a device sporting a Tegra 3 quad-core processor as well as being one of the first to upgrade to Android 4.0. ASUS continues to push updates to their Android devices and has been doing such a great job that it would not surprise me in the least to see them push out Jelly Bean ahead of everyone else.

We still have a ways to go, and most of you are still waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich, but if VP’s are already talking about “Jelly Bean,” it’s pretty safe to say that is indeed the name of Android’s next OS version.