Android 5.0 makes its first appearance in benchmarks, spotted on a mysterious Sony LT30i

Android 5.0 makes its first appearance in benchmarks, spotted on a mysterious Sony LT30i
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has just been released, but while that was a minor update, we are still looking forward for the big changes coming when Android graduates to 5.0. And now, for the first time we are seeing a mysterious Sony smartphone, the Sony LT30i, appear on the NenaMark benchmark charts, listed with Android 5.0.0.

Now, there are no images, or anything more substantial to indicate whether we should trust this or not, so take this with a healthy shade of doubt.

With that in mind, though, we do have to note that Android 5.0 is obviously coming up. Russian analyst Eldar Murtazin (with a mixed track record) expects that it will likely be called Android 5 Key Lime Pie, and will be announced in February or March, with a wider release expected in May-June 2013. One of the biggest improvements Android 5 is expected to bring is in tablets, but again that is just a rumor.

Looking back to what we have here, the Sony LT30i, the mysterious device listed to run on Key Lime Pie, should be a version of the Sony Xperia T, which carries the Sony LT30 model number. The LT30i features a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chip with modest Adreno 220 graphics. It also has a display of unknown size, but with a 720p resolution.

This is it for the time being. How trustworthy you think this is? Do you agree we can expect Android 5 as early as February next year, or would that be way too early?

source: Nena via TechKiddy, Android Authority



1. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Assuming it's legit, it's clear this device doesn't have soft buttons else the resolution would be 1196x720 rather than 1280. As to whether or not it's actually legit, I wouldn't know. It's just odd that 5.0 would be in testing so early after 4.2 was released, which to me casts some doubt over it all.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google is rolling out updates far too quickly.

17. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

TOTALLY! They need to calm down

28. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I see what you're saying. But, what? Are you asking Google to give you all the updates to make your phone better later rather than sooner? No. Of they've got some great new features they can add, I think they should roll the update out as soon as it is ready

33. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

But that leaves a lot of phones in the dust, and makes consumers feel obligated to buy new products more often. Even with Nexus devices, you get 2-3 updates immediately (unlocked), maybe 3-4 with the Nexus 4 hardware; if Google releases the updates as soon as they're ready, that would be about 2-3 updates a year. Google needs to hold out updates by maybe 1 or 2 a year. phones are just now getting Jelly Bean 4.1, now there's 4.2 and now this rumored 5.0?

44. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Google is not rolling out updates too quickly, its the carries and manufacturers that are just not rolling them out quick enough. I think it makes much more sense to release improvements or new features as soon as possible rather then wait till next year just so everyone could catch up. Now if having the latest software is that important to you as soon as it comes out, then just go w a nexus device.

11. LOL_rightNOW

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I bet android 5 will be as disappointing as nexus 4 with its sad display of performs that lags and freezes, an embarassing camera with feature that no one would ever use, and for goodness even the lg optimus g out perform the nexus. But what do andrones say "OH IT MUST BE A DRIVER AND SOFTWARE ISSUE" bleh please lets just say that people like apple and even good ole lg knows how to make a better phone than---- google...

18. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2432; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You do understand that LG wanted to work with Google on the Nexus 4, right? They both collaborated together on the device. As far as a camera with a "feature that no one would ever use", I will certainly laugh at that statement when a few months from now Apple comes out with their own version of the same feature and everyone calls it "genius".

23. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

U r write in a away but too far LG are not popular when it comes to smartphone industry and I'm unhappy that google chose LG as there nexus device I'm shocked and pulling hairs because it would have been way more successful for HTC to make it, I wanted HTC to make a nexus but hopefully they will have there turn next year

24. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

And srlsly why did google roll out 4.2 when they could have saved all that niffty features to 5.0, I'm an android fan and now that google (android)is crushing the competition it shows me that releasing updates too early makes them think that there fans are not gonna care especially when my HTC one x gets updated to jelly bean and now there's 4.2 I have to wait and then there's 5.0 its going to make fans frustrated

32. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

You should write your comments using correct words in the form of sentences.

39. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I was going to be a grammar nazi and try to correct him. There are way too many mistakes for that.

25. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Please, save yourself some time and go troll elsewhere.

36. dsmboost

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

lol obviously it is a software issue if the Optimus G outperforms the Nexus 4 and they have identical chipsets..

40. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

its clear you dunno wachya talkin bout and you're just some noob who is a hater!There aint no way Key Lime Pie cant be good....and I just love PIES :)

47. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

After reading your post, I was trying to come up with an answer that would fit, but after spotting your name I now understand why you post such a thing and all I can do is LOL_rightnow.

12. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Next Android update Google I/O 2013......

19. Victor.H

Posts: 1076; Member since: May 27, 2011

Agreed. It's hard not to agree with AWiseGuy.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Agreed. It's crap. And the possibility of them announcing/ launching it at the beginning of the year? about 0.000000001%.

55. gelo0291

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

adreno 220, really? that is a snapdragon s3! what in the world do i need an android 5.0 for such a garbage processor.. i think they mean adreno 320, snapdragon s4-prime?

2. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

sony nexus?

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered


15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2432; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The Sony Nexus that was rumored was indeed debunked, but it does not mean Sony could not be working with Google on a Nexus device for in the future. If they were to be working on such a phone, they could be using this device for software testing.

22. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

But the hardware can't go backwards. Nexus 4 is a qualcom-quad so it's unlikely they'd go back to qualcom-dual. I'm thinking for the next Nexus they'd be using the next gen tegra or even the supposedly last TI OMAP chip.

16. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Beep Beep Beep Beep.... Auto Scan Complete... Troll Detected... Troll Detected...

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2432; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I highly doubt an Adreno 220 GPU would be in a Nexus device unless they are trying to sell one at $100. This is a low to mid-tier phone.

3. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I don't think they roll it out that soon. But who knows. They're changing the Nexus model otherwise I'd guess November next year. Regardless I'm bummed with Nexus if they're gonna leave the devices off of Verizon.

4. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Please let this be the Xperia Nexus. >_

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That was a hoax.

43. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I know the one that supposedly leak was a hoax, however, the guy who made it said that his intentions were to make Sony see the potential of a Xperia Nexus, so maybe there's the result...

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