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Key Lime Pie found running on Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 7?

0. phoneArena 06 Aug 2013, 21:05 posted on

While Android 5.0, aka Key Lime Pie, has never been announced, it seems that the OS build might have been caught powering the Google Nexus 4 handset and the Google Nexus 7 tablet; a developer, “dknandiraju”, posted a list of his devices running Chromium. The list showed devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S III running on build versions beginning with the letter "J"...

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posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:10 6

1. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


So soon after 4.3? If this is true, it almost seems like Google just threw a tiny update out there just to appease consumers who were waiting for more Android update news while letting OEMs get their extended 'deadline'

I wonder if this means some rumors of OEMS skipping/vaulting past 4.3 and straight to 5.x is true, too...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:16 8

6. akki20892 (Posts: 2667; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I guess 5.0 will huge update. Maybe Google will customize design in 5.0 and add some features.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:32 5

11. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


According to rumors and picking out what makes sense to me, this is my guess/take on how KLP will be.

It's a redesign from the bottom up, barebones and very efficient (allowing for 512mb ram devices to run it just fine) so that they can attack the low-cost market more effectively. However, they will also with it's introduction finally uncouple the last few major features as apps in the Play Store while optimizing the bejeezus out of all official apps.

This way high end and low end phones alike can share the same core of the OS so that developers can just stick with a one-version support once and for all, along with Renderscript to make an app's compatibility and experience a bit more streamlined across the board. Then manufacturers can apply their skins however they want with their usual exclusive features etc. with heavier skins on their higher performance phones.

Then here is the 'moonshot' of Mr. Page, where they strip down Android and take that backbone/spine and make it compatible with 'smart appliances' maybe partnering with Samsung and LG etc. for remote controlled washers, dryers, etc. Their beginning initiative of the 'Android' of everything.

This is, once again, pure speculation.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:30

22. james004 (Posts: 441; Member since: 15 May 2013)


i call B.S on this, Android 5 isnt coming anytime soon.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 01:20 1

23. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


To be honest, I am inclined to believe this too.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:29

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Disagree. Based on fact, each release has as much improvement as iOS and WP phones. More in iOS case as there are device models break down on which device will get what.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:18 3

20. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


but iOS makes a huge fragmentation (missing features on some devices) whereas all the Nexuses have all the features of the latest Android.....

not mention that iPhones or iPads are just toys with iCons where you even can not choose your default browser or copy a file..

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:24 3

21. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


just a copy of the newest features in iOS6

"
Improved keyboard layouts.
New Thai keyboard (full keyboard).
French, German, and Spanish dictionaries. (Download necessary at time of first use)
"Made For iPhone" specification for hearing aids.
A blue "New" ribbon over newly installed apps.
"

:-D

they are really 10 years behind Android

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:10 6

2. phonepro (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


yaaay finally news for key lime pie (really hope it gets announced soon)

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:12 1

4. akki20892 (Posts: 2667; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Same here though. Can't wait to try android 5.0 on my HTC One.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:11 1

3. akki20892 (Posts: 2667; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Oh god I don't like that pie.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:13 1

5. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


o snap

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:22

7. RGreen (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


got to love it

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:24 1

8. ocilfa (Posts: 299; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Looking forward to CM 11.0

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:28

9. avasponge (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Android 5.0 might add a similar ui like the new play store and google now. They also might change the dark ui and make it more colorful

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:32

12. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


At this rate, the non-stock Androids are probably never getting their update.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:33 1

13. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


hopefully they improve on improving battery consumption and maybe new icons as well :)

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:34 1

14. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


hopefully they improve on improving battery consumption and maybe new icons as well :)

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:37

15. flynfree (Posts: 373; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


My gnote2 is aging but still on 4.1.2 jb, it means another year need to past before it get 5.0 klp.

I hate bad words, but sometimes I must voice out what in my mouth..."damn you, samsung".

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:59 1

16. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4830; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Mmm.....Key Lime Pie....

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 22:08 5

17. Edmund (Posts: 645; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


LOL..Reminds me of linux- add gnome and everything is fixed... Oh wait!

Android will never be as smooth as Windows or IOS

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:29 1

18. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Note 2 4.1.2 what a joke...these is the reason not to buy a flagship product

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 02:23

26. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Just w8 and see I think samsung will skip 4.2 and straight to 4.3

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 04:57

29. noim1 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 May 2012)


AS far as i know Samsung always respect their Flagship Devices...so wait i think 4.3 is around the corner...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:49 3

19. RohanM (Posts: 110; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Aahhhh !! Loving My Nexus 4 even more... :)

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 02:04 1

24. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Why the hell should us hardcore android fanboys and fangirls (with our Nexus devices) have to wait for the rest of the OEMs to update their devices?? Isnt this the exact reason we brought them in the first place? To get updates BEFORE everybody else with no wait.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 03:06

28. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


If you had read the report properly, you would have seen that the Samsung devices are on JB and the Nexuses on KLP.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 07:37

32. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


....but its not on my Nexus at the mo. That's my point!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:44 1

33. Valdomero (Posts: 120; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I get your point, I'm a proud nexus 4 owner with 4.3 and honestly I don't mind if Google takes another year to release Android 5.0 if that means that it will be a polished released, no rush, anyways, when they publish Android 5.0 and it's going to the public, guess who are going to get this update first? ;)

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 02:12 1

25. .KRATOS. (Posts: 85; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


I hope the k.l.p 5.0 wil be smooth n light, doesn't need huge ram too run fast, n for the apps running in backgrounds there must be a solution cuz every time u need to clear the memory to light up on the rams, why do they even have to run on background

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 03:05

27. Scott93274 (Posts: 309; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I agree, they need to grant users the right to prevent applications from running in the background without the need to root the phone. The ability to manage the permissions of every application would most definitely prolong the battery on any model phone as well as dramatically improving performance.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 06:09

31. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


you mean like wp

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 21:43

34. Scott93274 (Posts: 309; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Still do not like the user interface of WP. I have no faith in Microsoft and there products over the past few yesrs. Just one steaming pile of crap after another.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:22

30. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


To throw some speculation in another direction: If KLP comes with the optimization that it's purported to, then perhaps that's why Moto went with the specs they did with the X through some inside notes being passed.

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