As we are getting closer to Google I/O 2013 debut, which is scheduled to open its gates for the public this may, the rumors regarding the new Android iteration are piling up, and the latest ones do nothing but astonish us.
The guys at Android Police have solid proof that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie release date will not be at Google I/O 2013, as the search engine giant will introduce Android 4.3, which will be called Jelly Bean.
Well, let’s face it guys there are still a lot of smartphone and tablet makers out there that are still way behind with their updates to the latest version of Android operating system. If the rumors are accurate this might be determinant fact for Google to decide to delay the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie release date.
It was reported that the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will be indeed delayed and that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is currently in the works for Google I/O event.
Anyway, no matter the version number, the guys at Google proved more than once when it comes to the features implemented in the new Android versions. Just take a look back at Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which was supposed to be a minor update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It brought the buttery smooth Project Butter interface, the highly appreciated Google Now and many other such coodies.
Next in line was Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, also considered a minor Android update. But what did this minor update brought? It brought a bigger button for reporting bugs in Apple Maps? Oh sorry, that was the iOS 6.1 update. Well Android 4.2 Jelly Bean came with 360 degree panorama mode called Photo Sphere, lockscreen widgets, User accounts (for tablets), and the Quick Settings area in the Notifications. Well, a lot of new and useful features for a minor update.
Therefore, after seeing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean being mentioned in the Google code for I/O event which is reportedly coming from official sources, we have to remind that the Android fragmentation might be a good reason for Google not to release Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
What do you think? Will the Google I/O be about Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie or Android 4.3 Jelly Bean launch.