Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has already started to make its way out to devices and it’s time to let rumours about the next big step for Google’s mobile platform – Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie make its way into the open. While most have given up hope that the next iteration of Android will be seen this year, rumours maintain that it could debut with the new Google Nexus 10 or the Nexus 5 in the last few months of this year.
With the constant leaks about a new Android update throughout the year, it was assumed that Google would straight away be putting out a major one with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Instead, Google announced that it was going to release an update within the Jelly Bean family – Android version 4.3.
Coming this October?
At the Breakfast with Sundar event last month, Android honcho Sundar Pichai also confirmed that a new Google Nexus 10 was in works. The tablet could see a release in October, around the time of the 5th birthday of Google’s mobile platform. This has led to rumours that Android’s version number five, Key Lime Pie could make its debut this very year. After all what better timing than releasing Android 5.0 on its fifth birthday. Some rumours also suggest that the Nexus 5 could be announced along with the update, marking a hat-trick in the series of “5” for Google.
Google has a knack of releasing hardware and software together over the years. GottabeMobile points out that the Galaxy Nexus brought along Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2011, the Nexus 7 tagged along Android 4.1 Jelly Bean the following year and later in 2012, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 HSPA+ introduced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. History has it that the time is ripe for not just another device from the Google stable, but also a newer version of Android this very year.