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Android 4.3, Not Key Lime Pie, to Be Announced at Google I/O?

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 29, 2013
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Might we see another version of Android Jelly Bean at Google I/O? / © Sony Mobile

With Google I/O less than a month away, we're all wondering what Google will announce. While many sites (ours included) have been speculating that Google will be unveiling a new version of Android, commonly referred to as Key Lime Pie, it seems those assumptions may have been premature. In fact, it looks like Google will be unveiling an updated version of Jelly Bean, not Android 5.0 at the conference. A wholly new version of Android might not be around the bend, after all. 

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Android Police found devices in their server logs running Android 4.3. Might Google delay a major update to let OEMs catch their breath?/ ©

The trusted folks at Android Police have combed through their server logs and found that Google employees have been cruising their site on devices running Android 4.3 JWR23B. No Android 5.0 devices have been found. With Google I/O coming up so soon, it seems curious that no Android 5.0 devices have been spotted. 

Why would Google delay a new version of Android and instead provide an incremental update at Google I/O? Well, it seems that the company wants to give OEMS more time (5 months at least) to get ready for another major update. This especially makes sense since the only device that's not a Nexus and running Android 4.2 right now is the Galaxy S4. Google no doubt wants to hold off on a new update until manufacturers can catch their breath.

While the news might come as a disappointment to some, we don't yet know what great new features might appear on Android 4.3.

Source: Android Police

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Gio A. Apr 29, 2013 Link to comment

    Maybe we would see android 5.0 in a few months with the nexus 5(Motorola xphone). It has a nice ring to it, the new nexus 5 running android 5.0 key lime pie.(it also rhymes) I can see the commercials already. Can't wait to see.

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