Most Android smartphone or tablet user is still awaiting for Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for their device, thanks to too much fragmentation and slow implementation of ICS by the device manufacturers. Even though ICS upgrades for many devices are rolling out slowly, but most users are still waiting and users of most old devices wont get a official ICS upgrade.
With all this wait for Ice Cream Sandwich, we have started to hear news about the rollout of next version of Android i.e. Jelly Bean. As reported by Wall Street Journal, Google is making some clear departure from its practice of releasing the new Android version on multiple brands of nexus brands smartphones and tablets instead of just one. As many as five manufacturers or brands will be used to create a portfolio of “Nexus” lead devices which include smartphones and tablets instead of releasing it only on one brand.
It also plans to sell these Android Jelly Bean gadgets directly to consumers in the U.S., Europe and Asia through Google Play Store and through some retailers too.
At the moment, only three nexus devices exist i.e. the HTC Nexus One, Samsung’s Nexus S & Galaxy Nexus all of which shipped with a “pure” version of Google’s Android operating system i.e free of usual third-party skins, bloatware or alterations that come with Stock ROMs normally.
These devices are expected to be sold unlocked instead of the usual long contract by wireless carriers which means that you can use them on any wireless carrier without contract.