Good ol' dubious Digitimes. While your penchant for hit-or-miss reporting may be frustrating at times, at least you constantly provide fodder for the never-ending rumor mill that brings the tech world hours of edge-of-your-seat entertainment and imaginative speculation.
The latest round involves a potential launch time frame for Google's
The timeframe is somewhat believable; Google unveiled Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, at its I/O conference in the second quarter of last year, although it wasn't launched until October. Ice Cream Sandwich adoption has been somewhat slow, with hardware fragmentation being the primary culprit of rollout delays.
Google soon-to-be subsidiary Motorola Mobility
The publication says that the search giant wants to penetrate the notebook and netbook market with Android 5.0, which doesn't make much sense, since Google already has a netbook OS with Chrome. It's even less clear why Google would want OEMs to load its OS alongside Windows.
A Q2 announcement is a distinct possibility, with Google I/O scheduled for late June this year. A full-scale launch doesn't stack up, and neither does the dual-OS prediction.
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