ASUS claims that it will be the first to upgrade its devices. Although no devices have been announced with Jelly Bean, ASUS says it’s in a good position because of a close relationship with Google.
Benson Lin, corporate vice president at ASUS told TechRadar, “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.”
This bit of information may not come as a surprise as Asus is generally quick in offering Android updates. They were the first brand to release Google’s current Android operating software Ice Cream Sandwich on a tablet. This tablet was the Asus Transformer Prime.
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) last week ASUS announced a number of devices including the PadFone which is a 3-in-1 combo of a smartphone, tablet and notebook.
ASUS did recently release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its Transformer TF101 tablet so it could well be the first with 5.0 Jelly Bean for smartphones and tablets.
Judging by Lin’s statement we can certainly expect the update to be pushed out to their devices almost as soon as Jelly Bean is announced.