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Google prepping new Linux 3.8 kernel, can you say Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?

0. phoneArena 28 Feb 2013, 05:33 posted on

A new Linux 3.8 kernel repository has been uploaded by Google with the features including “Samsung Exynos DRM advancements, open-source NVIDIA Tegra driver inclusion and lowered RAM usage..."

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posted on 28 Feb 2013, 05:38 34

1. tahnik (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Waiting for some extra-ordinary features...I don't want 200 useless feature(If you know what i mean :P)....

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:13 13

6. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


wait that means new nexus is on the way..................yeah....

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:04 5

17. Retro-touch (Posts: 257; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


No, Nexus will be around end of this year, KLP in may

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:18 2

21. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


This is true. But, we might see KLP on the X phone and for the Nexus 4 before then. KLP will only be announced in May. It will probably be late summer before the X phone and 5.0 are actually out.

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 00:36

45. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Uhh! Tell me about it, tahnik.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:54

29. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


Or maybe we will see the KLP in a new version of the Nexus 7. Maybe a Nexus 8... The JB was released in Google I/O in the Nexus 7, don't it?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:30 2

25. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's nothing in the article about a new nexus.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:53

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, as of late news version of Android usually launch with new Nexus, last year it launched with 2 new Nexus.

I doubt we'll see a new Android version or new Nexus at Google I/O this year, though. 4.2 just got released 4 months ago, I expect it later in the year, September-ish.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:10

37. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Yes, but I think a new version is coming at I/O.

The way I understood it, 1 major update per year. Last year, that was Jelly Bean 4.1. 4.2 is minor; there was no name change and few new features. Even a couple of the features that were announced in 4.2 made their way to 4.1 (Google Now enhancements).

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:48 2

16. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


One would do it for me, split screen for all tablets.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:26 2

22. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Extra-ordinary features that will only reach like less than 5% of phones

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:11

38. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


In what universe is 5% less than 0%? I say, release new features when they're ready. The 5% who get them are likely the ones who use them most (custom ROM users, Nexus owners).

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 05:48 2

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


REALLY HOPE THIS FIXES THE EXYNOS ABUSE AND SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME ISSUES FOR SG3 GNOTE2 :O

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:17 14

7. jonartpop (Posts: 155; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


I thought Samsung has already released updates to fix the suddent death for gs3, it includes on 4.1.2 jb!? Correct me if I'm wrong.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:33

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


Is there a new kernel at 4.1.2?
I read the fix was a Custom Kernel :D

sorry for the ignorance :D

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:05 4

18. Retro-touch (Posts: 257; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Keep dreaming it will be ages before you see KLP in your S3 or Note 2

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:16

20. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


yup. I'm guessing it will be this time next year.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:29 3

24. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


If ever

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:13 1

39. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Or when a modder gets around to it. You know, in about a week or two.

The beauty of free software. It's a breath of fresh air from the iOS proprietary cage.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 18:06 1

43. joey_sfb (Posts: 2892; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I really don give a darm about upgrade as i buy phone every year.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:01 2

31. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Yet they'll be the first non-nexus devices to get it well before the competition.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:57 2

32. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Not with Google owning Motorola they won't be.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:28 1

23. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think that's more on Samsung not using better hardware than it is the OS.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:58 1

33. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Pray tell your reasoning for this statement. Oh that's right, you're just trolling.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 05:51 4

3. RohanM (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


hmm wow lower ram usage.... sounds gr8.... :)

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 05:54 6

4. Esf_Kid (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


looks delicious.
i prefer it over IOS

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:12

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Yes - absolutely - I can say it!

Android 5.0 - Key Lime Pie! :D

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:18

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1339; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


tegra drivers.....i guess the nexus 7 is getting this update too

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:16

40. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


No surprise. I expect the Nexus 7 to get Key Lime Pie, at least. It _might_ get Android L, but I kind of doubt it.

The question is the Galaxy Nexus. It depends on the features, but I'd expect that it should be able to handle whatever Key Lime Pie has to offer. It is two years old, but should have enough power.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:29 1

9. .warrenmosler (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Name it apple cobbler

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:31 2

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2124; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


How much app compatibility issues a switch in Linux kernel would make?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:32 2

11. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Unless they are merging Android and Chrome into one OS or some other major update, its not going to be KLP 5.0, its going to be 4.3 ...ugh.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:00 1

34. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Another incremental version??? Wanna make a bet? =)

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:19

41. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I'm guessing 4.3 myself. 5.0 will be a huge update, as 3.0 (tablet) and 4.0 (phone and tablet) were. And I think said huge update would probably aim itself at Chromebooks as well. That's the direction Google seems to be headed, but they're not quite ready for a merger of Chrome OS and Android.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 15:42

42. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I'll bet you a coke it'll be 5.0. =)

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 01:56

46. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I agree. Until they merge android with the chrome OS, the upgrades will be incremental.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:33

12. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


well, i hope this kernel will be an awesome one. probably google has reached the maximum performance from the old kernel. i hope that android 5.0 will be even much faster than JB (although JB is fast already)

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:35 1

13. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


I highly hope it'll get rid of the lag! With this, Android phones will cost lesser since it won't require octacore to run smoothly.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:12 9

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Nice trolling you got going on there.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:44

36. Aeires (unregistered)


That's your brain not being able to keep up.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:40 1

14. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Cool deal. Wonder what feature they are going improve on and what they are going to add.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:33 1

26. yowanvista (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Better battery life, improved ram usage, updated APIs libs, more efficient process scheduler.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:47 2

15. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Can you say gingerbread-to-ice-cream-sandwich-upgrade-hell?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 09:55

30. medicci37 (Posts: 624; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


It's about time. I thought Google released a new version every 6 months. Ice cream sandwich came out with the galaxy nexus I bought in November of 2011 & there has we're still on jellybean. WTF!

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 18:59

44. yyuu1000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


did you get your nexus with a contract

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:37

35. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


key lime on note 2. cant wait.

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 10:53

47. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Android need fix from A to Z. most important fix improve the security, improve the frame rate at least 50 fps like iPhone unlike nexus 4 21 fps, Software should optimize well to take the advantages of powerful hardware.

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