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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, 06:31 2

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; 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: 14589; 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: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


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

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 01:56

46. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 208; 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, 14:19

41. Zero0 (Posts: 592; 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: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


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

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: 4275; 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: 341; 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: 1323; 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: 237; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


did you get your nexus with a contract

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:37

35. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


key lime on note 2. cant wait.

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 10:53

47. Trex95 (Posts: 1059; 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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