Android Key Lime Pie allegedly pushed back, not coming to Google I/O 2013
Google has pushed back the announcement of Android Key Lime Pie in order to give more time for manufacturers to prepare and give them some time to first push the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to their devices.
Also, more evidence points out to no big Motorola unveilings at Google I/O 2013. Instead, Google is once again said to bring a 32GB 4G LTE version of its Nexus 4. The LTE Nexus 4 might sell for $349, while the 16GB Nexus 4 with no LTE support could get discounted to $299. This could mean the most basic 8 gig Nexus 4 will be phased out or could drop to $249. Interestingly, the same rumor says the new LTE Nexus 4 will come with a slightly redefined design.
As to that brand new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and the mysterious Google Motorola X phone, those are expected to appear only later on in the year.
1. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Mm interesting, that would explain why we haven't seen any leaks so far....
18. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
It means the unavailing of MOTO X Phone while include KLP out of the box. The very first Android running KLP.. :O
31. omar300 (Posts: 181; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
no it mean that MOTO X will be just another Galaxy S4. nothing special is going to be on it. best chances of it being different is that it will offer stock android, rather than Moto theme.
Also we all knew this year would be too early for a new nexus. also 5.0 android.
if you didnt see that come you are a blind fan boy. be realistic. it takes alot of time to program one tiny thing such as sphere camera let alone entire os.
53. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
The S4 has more new stuff than any other phone released this year has had since its predecessor, the One is literally a glorified Droid Dna.
55. omar300 (Posts: 181; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
ignore the sensors because they wont come in any use. the only way s4 has hand above other phones is the digitizer which can be used while wearing gloves.
41. andro. (Posts: 1949; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I've heard from good informants within the business that its not gonna be called Key lime pie,its gonna be called Kettle-corn. They did say there might be a slight delays alright though
42. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6440; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
and this is why no one shouldnt read rumors cause they always give false information
49. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
So Google will release the Latest X Phone & Latest Android OS in October or November..thats the time Apple releases new iPhones !!! I see a Head 2 Head collision coming up !!! Very excited !!!
2. darkvadervip (Posts: 313; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
Could it be there waiting to see what ios7 is going to feature!
13. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Copycats™ will steal idear's from Android™
19. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Many of Android's ideas were taken from iOS, webOS, and even BB OS. Don't act like Android is entirely original since it is based off Linux.
24. ideal_josh (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
U make me laugh. That ur boring iOS. Bitch please
27. JunitoNH (Posts: 893; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Oh......please grow up. Nothing wrong with having a difference of opinion. There wouldn't be an Android without iOS, keep that in mind; the guy did work for Apple. Think of the devices you had before 2007.
33. omar300 (Posts: 181; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
i hope you are getting paid for trolling. or else i pity you.
37. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I hope you educate you're tech side, and not post rubbish or BS what you don't no.
Say's the ios user fan™
Trolling, stating facts and honesty. There's nothing to Troll here. Ios fans are average joes, and don't live on techs, and geeks world. They believe everything what Apple and steve jobs say. In denial.
Please do you're self a favour get some knowledge on Tech world™
52. JunitoNH (Posts: 893; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Learn how to read, I never stated iOS was the only OS back in the day.
36. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
It's cause of Webos that ios copied. Android is a family of Linux not scrap ios™
Ios is just an app launcher™
Get over it. Don't post BS™
38. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Surely you pride and enjoy swiping left to right, and launching an app?
25. buccob (Posts: 1424; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
those ideas were taken at the beginning... but now android is mostly the OS that innovates while others follow.
Of course android still takes ideas from iOS, and others... but usually is the other way around
35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Linux is Android, Android is Linux!
Idears of Android was taken from WebOs, while Linux xzisted befor ios! You're comparing half-baked Darwin OS to a full Linux!
It takes up 200mb of Ram to run ios, where's Android takes up more Ram to run it's Os!
Ios is on a diffrent league™
45. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 293; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Don't act like iOS is entirely original, as it's based on OS X, which is based on Unix.
44. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
In reality, what everyone wishes to find in the new IOS7 is what already exists in android since 2010.
So people are actually wishing for Android without knowing it, or do they?? hmm to be or not to be is the question!
57. pammypbhl1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
well saying that Android took ideas from iOS isnt completely correct. Each OS that comes out, puts all the features that the other OSes have plus its own features to make a better OS. We also cant say that if iOS didnt exist, then Android wouldnt of either, because the android project was started well before the iPhone was released. Back to copying ideas; its like saying microsoft copied Apple in its Windows OS. But Apple copied Xerox in its OS. Then Xerox probably copied from IBM and IBM probably copied some application. Ultimately, we cant say that one OS is copying another.They may have the same feature but that is because the consumers demand for it.
3. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
So this year's I/O will not be as interesting as previous I/Os. ;(
6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Unless Motorola makes it more interesting.
4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Oh come on Google! WHY?!
I'm very disappointed right now! ;(
17. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Dont worry. 80% of all android devices wont get the update.If they do, they'll be delayed again and again.
21. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
.........and again......and AGAIN! :)
22. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
The news is 99% a fake, check the source. There you can read this:
"Our trusty internal sources have revealed"
which means nothing ;-)
No clues, no news!
23. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
And it says "Our trusty internal sources have revealed something that might not make you so happy. " :P
5. anGel_pLayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
I hope they will introduce a new nexus 7... The 32gb Nexus 4 isn't bad also...
7. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
Am assuming they will launch it with there Motorola device.....
9. Even4steven (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
I would rather they wait, then release a buggy update. The pressure to hit all of these self-imposed deadlines has contributed to way too many half-baked updates. I am not looking for perfect, just prefer things a little more polished and finished.
10. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
So no key lime pie, no X-phone, and a re-designed nexus 4. Im glad i didnt waste $1500 on Google I/O tickets. Sounds like they're probably gonna be focusing on Google glass with its non functionality and yet another year of waiting for a consumer version
12. draconic1991 (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
manufacturers will now get an excuse not to push key lime pie to their phones :(
15. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
They have to wait for slow OEMs like Sony I guess, it's a damn shame.
Hopefully we'll see a new Nexus 7 with higher res display. They must keep that 8GB Nexus 4, it's a bargain for those who want a powerful Android without having to pay a premium price.
16. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 361; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
So Google has finally realized of pushing updates every 3 months causes fragmentation.there is also a major problem google is not recognizing and it is hardware recommendation for every new version they launch.I think one major update every year will decrease fragmentation & also the os will be bug free.
20. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Might as well push it back. Jellybean is half a year old and yet it still has a very low adoption rate compared to ICS and Gingerbread. Releasing Key Lime Pie right now would just set the who scene backwards since many phones will be two upgrades behind.
26. boosook (Posts: 992; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
All right, we'll wait. My guess is that:
1) Software wise, Google is not in a hurry, because WP8 and iOS6 are still behind Jelly Bean and iOS7 will probably be released in Q3, so there's no urgency to update.
2) As the article said, OEMs are still updating to JB and Google does not want to cut their sales by releasing a new major release now. Also, developers are still starting to use the new JB APIs (for example, low latency audio... I've found just one piano app that uses it).
3) in my opinion, the HTC One and Facebook new homescreens convinced Google that a change is necessary, so they could have decided to delay KLP to implement something new on the homescreen (for example, a Google Now / Google Plus integrated home and lock screen).
34. Shrihari (Posts: 79; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
what if we don't get the update officially there are developers to f**k the manufacturers and their evil plans...they are gonna develop the unofficial roms for the devices..
39. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
I hope this rumour is false. I want a slice of Key Lime Pie come May.
40. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
manufacturers will always be behind the update curve. kind of pointless to delay KLP on account of that.
43. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
dont be too hurry..it's better not to have a beta, laggy,half baked update.
Just take your time,& add some cool innovative features , update android ui to a more modern one, polish os and deep integrate social netwoking sites, and do whatever you can to make android os better :-)
46. ChrisG (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
Good to hear that Google is listening to users, who have long wished for (1) more storage space on the phone if they're not going to provide a microSD card slot and (2) LTE. If I weren't still over a year away from my next upgrade, I'd definitely consider upgrading my Galaxy Nexus to a 32GB Nexus 4 with LTE. :-)
47. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
What's the point in even having Google I/O in May? Why waste the money when there's nothing to announce?
50. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Well, that's disappointing! Other than the expected showcasing of the Google Glass project, there's not much to get very excited about. Android 5.0 should have definitely been the highlight of the upcoming Google event. Maybe they should have delayed the Google I/O until Android 5.0 and Motorola X phone was ready.
54. datsyuk (Posts: 159; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Even if they don't release it due to manufactors being slow it would be awesome if they released the source code for ROMs :P. Won't happen though haha. Hopefully they take their time and this Key Lime Pie is polished as can be.
56. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
what's the point of google I/O if there is no new Nexus phone or new Android version.
58. www.gadgetstronic.com (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
I/O will more interesting This Year....