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Could Android 4.2.2 be the last Jelly Bean version before Key Lime Pie?

Posted: , by Victor H.

Could Android 4.2.2 be the last Jelly Bean version before Key Lime Pie?
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update has just started rolling out to Nexus devices, and it might be the last Jelly Bean update as Google jumps directly to Android Key Lime Pie after 4.2.2.

Why? Italian HD Blog dug up the official Android source page at source.android.com and noticed Google’s interesting wording where the last iteration on each Android version is referred to as ‘latest.’ So basically could this mean that whenever a version gets 'latest' in its description, that means 'last' in Google's terms? Now, this is an interesting observation that would mean 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will be followed by Key Lime Pie. 

We don’t know much about Google’s wording here and it also seems possible that the company is simply adding latest to whatever version is out there, so that if 4.2.3 ever gets released it will be the one marked with ‘Latest’ and Google will strip the ‘Latest’ word from the 4.2.2 description.

So for the time being, this is nothing more than an interesting assumption derived from Google’s interesting wording. It does ally well with rumors of Key Lime Pie getting introduced at Google I/O in May, though, so why not? What do you think? Right below is the Android version history straight from Google's official source code site for Android.

source: HD Blog (translated)

BuildTagNotes
DRC83android-1.6_r1.1earliest Donut version, ADP1, ADP2
DRC92android-1.6_r1.2
DRD08android-1.6_r1.3
DRD20android-1.6_r1.4
DMD64android-1.6_r1.5latest Donut version
ESD20android-2.0_r1earliest Eclair version
ESD56android-2.0.1_r1
ERD79android-2.1_r1Nexus One
ERE27android-2.1_r2Nexus One
EPE54Bandroid-2.1_r2.1pNexus One
ESE81android-2.1_r2.1s
EPF21Bandroid-2.1_r2.1p2latest Eclair version
FRF85Bandroid-2.2_r1earliest Froyo version, Nexus One
FRF91android-2.2_r1.1Nexus One
FRG01Bandroid-2.2_r1.2
FRG22Dandroid-2.2_r1.3
FRG83android-2.2.1_r1Nexus One
FRG83Dandroid-2.2.1_r2Nexus One
FRG83Gandroid-2.2.2_r1Nexus One
FRK76android-2.2.3_r1
FRK76Candroid-2.2.3_r2latest Froyo version
GRH55android-2.3_r1earliest Gingerbread version, Nexus S
GRH78android-2.3.1_r1Nexus S
GRH78Candroid-2.3.2_r1Nexus S
GRI40android-2.3.3_r1Nexus One, Nexus S
GRI54android-2.3.3_r1.1Nexus S
GRJ06Dandroid-2.3.4_r0.9Nexus S 4G
GRJ22android-2.3.4_r1Nexus One, Nexus S, Nexus S 4G
GRJ90android-2.3.5_r1Nexus S 4G
GRK39Candroid-2.3.6_r0.9Nexus S
GRK39Fandroid-2.3.6_r1Nexus One, Nexus S
GWK74android-2.3.7_r1latest Gingerbread version, Nexus S 4G
ITL41Dandroid-4.0.1_r1earliest Ice Cream Sandwich version, Galaxy Nexus
ITL41Dandroid-4.0.1_r1.1Galaxy Nexus
ITL41Fandroid-4.0.1_r1.2Galaxy Nexus
ICL53Fandroid-4.0.2_r1Galaxy Nexus
IML74Kandroid-4.0.3_r1Nexus S
IML77android-4.0.3_r1.1
IMM76android-4.0.4_r1
IMM76Dandroid-4.0.4_r1.1Nexus S, Nexus S 4G, Galaxy Nexus
IMM76Iandroid-4.0.4_r1.2Galaxy Nexus
IMM76Kandroid-4.0.4_r2Galaxy Nexus
IMM76Landroid-4.0.4_r2.1latest Ice Cream Sandwich version
JRO03Candroid-4.1.1_r1earliest Jelly Bean version, Galaxy Nexus
JRO03Dandroid-4.1.1_r1.1Nexus 7
JRO03Eandroid-4.1.1_r2Nexus S
JRO03Handroid-4.1.1_r3
JRO03Landroid-4.1.1_r4Nexus S
JRO03Oandroid-4.1.1_r5Galaxy Nexus
JRO03Randroid-4.1.1_r6Nexus S 4G
JRO03Sandroid-4.1.1_r6.1Nexus 7
JZO54Kandroid-4.1.2_r1Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7
JOP40Candroid-4.2_r1Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10
JOP40Dandroid-4.2.1_r1Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10
JOP40Fandroid-4.2.1_r1.1Nexus 10
JOP40Gandroid-4.2.1_r1.2Nexus 4
JDP39android-4.2.2_r1latest Jelly Bean version, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10

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posted on 13 Feb 2013, 05:56 2

1. sayedejaz (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


yes .. that is last update.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 08:30 4

11. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


JB is phenomenal. KLP will be super-phenomenal :D

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 05:58

2. bogdancirstea (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Hopefully Key Lime Pie will be better than jellybean. I mean, i'm really sick of lag and stuff like that

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 06:05 14

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


JB doesn't run on iPhone so yea it's "LAG"ging there :D

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 06:12 11

5. brar.arsh (Posts: 105; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Stop Trolling.. Where do you find a lag? I have GS3 and Nexus 4, Both running their respective latest Android versions, ie 4.1.2 and 4.2.1 and I swear there is minimal/no lag in both phones.

Either you are an Iphone or have Android 1.6 DoNut running on your phone.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 06:19 2

6. sayedejaz (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


They are lying.. !
jellybean Never lag ..
Some apps makes problems..but if sumthng lag happens becoz of apps , that particular app will restart within next 5 seconds .. not like OLD phones taking minutes may be we have to remove battery to restart....
btw Phone never lags .. this phone never went turned off by itself .. NEVER !!
i seriously wana ask .. what you mean by lag ?

Exynos Quad Core really helps ... i believe it is MOST POWERFULL CHIP for the phone .. !

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 06:33 3

7. brar.arsh (Posts: 105; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


You are wrong in last point, Exynos Quad Core is NOT the Most Powerfull chip out there.

Havent you heard of anything called snapdragon, qualcomm etc??

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 07:09

8. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


I have a GNote 2, and I also have lag issues (minimal ones) but I guess it mainly comes from solely the Application's programming.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 08:32

12. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


bogdancirstea, maybe if you didn't buy one of those low-end JB Android--ya know, the ones that come in a plastic box and have a "Pay As You Go" sticker on the front--you wouldn't have "lag."

Get a real Android, bro.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 06:05 5

3. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i think 5.0 will be launched with next nexus flagship

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 08:21

10. o0Exia0o (Posts: 275; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


I dont know about the next nexus part, but 5.0 will be on the Motorola X when it is announced in May.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 07:18 3

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Why is it europe gets the update before the u.s.?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 20:09

13. Coolest4ever7 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Is it out for the Nexus 10 yet? I havent seen any updates available on mine

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 23:53

14. bigfwop (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


WRONG!! I made an account on this site just to say this......I own a Samsung galaxy nexus..at first when I got the phone its was faster than fast....no lag whatsoever..I was on 4.1.1 I think when I first got the phone.then all of the sudden the 4.2.1 update comes along and I decide to upgrade....expecting some upgrades...when I update I noticed lags all over the place...most notably to lock and unlock the phone...it takes 1 and a half seconds almost to register and the dial pad(which is by far the worst) the app drawer and games have lags too....now in don't know if I got like a bootleg update or something but its more than irritating :/ hopefully someone can help me....or I'll just wait till 4.2.2 because I want my phone to register touches instantly like it used to....thank you for your time :)

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