The XDA Forum Released a “Leaked” Build of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean
The XDA Forum has always become a trusted yet unofficial source for many leaked and customized builds. However, some folks in the forum decided to pull an April Fool prank on us by releasing a “leaked” build of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. The ROM carries a clear warning stating that the build is highly experimental and whoever plans to apply the update should do so at their own risk. Most features in the build don’t work and it’s limited to just booting. Even so, the explanation says that it allows users to get a feel for the next iteration of Android OS. Although the ROM boots smoothly, data doesn’t work and neither does Wi-Fi, Camera, Bluetooth and also nearly all essential features that we can think of. It’s purportedly show you what you’ll get from Jelly Bean, but probably there’s nothing worthwhile you can do with it. So those who want to follow the prank should only be hard-core tech enthusiasts or have a smartphone to spare.
According to previous reports, Android 5.0 is expected to appear on Q3 this year, which is at the latest, still about 6 months away. Google hasn’t officially announced the name for the upcoming Android OS version, however Asus seems to confirm Jelly Bean as the final branding. Asus suggested that it would become the first manufacturer to employ Android 5.0 on its mobile devices. Although it isn’t confirmed yet, the Jelly Bean would be followed by another tasty digital treat, the Android 6.0 “Key Lime Pie”.