The Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will reportedly be the next iteration of Google’s mobile operating system. Even though we don’t know for sure whether it will be called Key Lime Pie, we know that it will be named after a dessert starting with the letter “K.”
A new Android build starting with letter K has been recently seen running on Nexus 7 and Nexus 4, which might indicate that Google is currently performing tests with the new major Android update that will most likely be called Key Lime Pie 5.0.
Even though some early rumors suggested that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will debut at Google I/O in May, but the Mountain View-based giant only announced the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean which was just a minor update for Android 4.2.
The leaked Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie build was labeled KRS36B has been found in some bug reports spotted at the Chromium Project. The “K” in front of the build number the detail that allowed us to figure out that we are actually looking at Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
You probably know that the Android builds start with the first letter of the version nickname. Therefore the Gingerbread builds star with letter G, the Ice Cream Sandwich builds start with letter “I,” and the Jelly Bean versions start with letter “J,” the pattern indicating that the upcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie builds will start with letter “K.”
Anyway, even though the guys at Google are already testing Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie on Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 we will probably not see the new Android iteration in flesh sooner than October 2013. Why October? Because the Mountain View-based company will celebrate Android’s fifth birthday then and as I know Google it will want to mark the occasion with a couple of special launches. My guess is that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will debut along with the Nexus 5 and a New Nexus 10 in October, which will be the first handsets to run the new Android version out of the box.
As usual, the first terminals that will receive the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update will be the ones belonging to the Nexus family and, for the first time in two years, the Galaxy Nexus might be left outside this time.
What are your expectations for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie? Any particular features you would like to see integrated in the next Android major update? Please share your opinions in the comments section.