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Google may have just teased Android 5.0

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Google may have just teased Android 5.0
Those of you who have been around the rumor mill before know that one of Google's favorite tricks when teasing the next update for Android is to use an innocuous screenshot of a device or software, but have the clock in the image read out the next version number for Android. We've seen this trick going all the way back to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but now Google may have used the same trick to tease Android 5.0.

Yesterday, Google's official Twitter account posted an image of Google Now running on a Nexus 5. The point of the tweet was simply to announce that match scores and schedules for the World Cup would be showing in Google Now for Android and iOS. A nice new feature, but possibly not the most interesting part of the tweet, because the clocks on the devices in the image are reading 5:00. All of the devices in the Google Play Store have their clocks set to 4:40, because they ship with Android 4.4. 

We are just two weeks away from Google I/O, so a tease like this could mean that we are going to see Android 5.0 announced at the end of this month. Full version number changes tend to indicate UI updates for Android, and we have certainly seen quite a few leaks that point to design changes on the way for Android, including the mysterious Project Hera. It is also expected that Android TV will be announced at I/O, which further implies that Android 5.0 might really be on the way. 

Google may have just teased Android 5.0

source: @Google

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posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:20 2

1. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


That is worth some excitement. I wonder if they are going to keep the nickname "Key Lime Pie" as the codename for Android 5.0

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:27 11

3. Commentator (Posts: 2394; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Since they already used "K" on 4.4, probably not. They could still do "Lime Pie" though.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:34 1

6. Finalflash (Posts: 1720; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Lemonade might work or something like that. They also might use a dessert from a company like kit kat was, might be useful advertising.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:52 14

13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4000; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Lollipop!

posted on 15 Jun 2014, 12:16

43. JunitoNH (Posts: 888; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Lemonade sounds good, or Lag, also should be consider.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:43

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Since kitkat it is name of a product not a thing...
I assume it'll be something like lemon head, lacto bite.....

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:50 2

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my opinion Google should get rid of these food names. Anyway waiting to know more about Android 5.0 :)

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 23:10

39. EndesCot (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


I bet you've seen the post that said "Android versions are named after sweets... because they're better than /an/ Apple"

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:26

27. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Lemon drop.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 22:55

38. CellularNinja (Posts: 302; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


How about Lemon Maringue?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 04:38

41. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


I'd say liquorice would probably be the next update name?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 10:43

42. mmmanuuu (Posts: 209; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Android 5.0 Egg white ;)

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:22 7

2. DocOc (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


More importantly, when is Google coming out with a new phone? Whether is the Nexus 6 or some Android Silver phone, I'd love to see what they have cooking...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:28 3

4. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I WANT

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:22

35. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


It Right know

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:31 5

5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I'm excited....
Finally something new from the base...
Ditch HOLO UI pls...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:35 9

7. vuyonc (Posts: 224; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Fingers crossed, they call it Android 5.0 "Lindt"

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 13:24

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 1926; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Lindt is my favorite chocolate

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:10

24. marcski07 (Posts: 366; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


i like that idea +1

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:35 2

8. Totse2k15 (Posts: 249; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Android 5.0 is the only Android update I wish for. Can't wait!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:36 1

9. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I really hope that they'll announce more GPE devices, if 5.0 is going to be a huge overhaul, then being on an old version and having unconsistent UIs isn't attractive to me. There's already an M8 GPE but that camera is ... meh. I'm hoping for a Z2 GPE, or maybe the G3 GPE , i don't like their sofware, but their hardware is GREAT.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:38 1

10. peace247 (Posts: 84; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Hey does Google now on KitKat have the kind of statusbar as it is in the image above...? Or it is just a solid black bar..??

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 13:40

19. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


On the Z2 it's solid black at least.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:29

31. engineer-1701d (Posts: 855; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


on gs3 its black bar with white icons info. like the transparent like when i had my roms.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:12

36. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Its black bars. Another new thing in the next update. Blending in with apps that don't support Immersive mode?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 01:56

40. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Its just how KitKat shows the status bar.....you might need aosp to see it

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 13:11

14. Sniggly (Posts: 6968; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh hell yes. I can't wait to see if 5.0 is for real, and if so what it brings. Can it be two weeks later already please?

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 13:14

15. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Name it Liquorice!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:29

32. engineer-1701d (Posts: 855; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


laffy taffy

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 13:20

16. KingQwerty (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


5.0 Lasagna..thick and hearty

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:18

26. andynaija (Posts: 457; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Lasagna isn't a sweet food, but it is tasty.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:25

28. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Yummy

I love lasagna

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:50

37. refillable (Posts: 631; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I hate them!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 13:38 1

18. ajonly (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 May 2013)


Hope its a 64bit OS. Google cannot backoff from 64bit race. But that move will make more fragmentation. Andriod is all about apps and the current devices will be out of the league after such a move. Or will there be two version, andriod 32bit and andriod 64 bit like what windows has done!!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 13:51

20. splus (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Those navbar icons are displayed OVER the background text in the third picture???
If so then we finally have the navbar overlay and apps use the full screen, even with navbar.
Cool!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:08

21. surethom (Posts: 256; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Chromecast 2 improved wifi & local device playing please

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:32

33. engineer-1701d (Posts: 855; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


you mean chromecast over 5ghz not 2.4 because face it we all have 5ghz n and ac routers.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:36

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I can smell the sweets!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:42 1

23. bubbadoes (Posts: 326; Member since: 03 May 2012)


or maybe because it's 5 oclock when they took the screenshot.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:26

29. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1583; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Yea...no. These are generated screenshots not actual ones

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:16

25. iampayne (Posts: 236; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Lemon Head or lemon drop or Lava Cake. MMmmm

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:33

34. engineer-1701d (Posts: 855; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


LAVA CAKE partner with dominos and show the pic of a lava cake and a android bursting out of it ahahhahaha love it.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:26

30. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1583; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Android 5.0 Hot Chocolate!

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