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

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:08

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…

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:12 8

1. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:15 20

7. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Google is rolling out updates far too quickly.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:26 6

17. Cesar (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

TOTALLY! They need to calm down

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:13 1

28. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 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

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:22 1

33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 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?

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 15:31 4

44. blazee (Posts: 414; Member since: 02 Jan 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:21 3

11. LOL_rightNOW (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Nov 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...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:26 18

18. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 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".

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 03:30 1

23. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 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

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 03:36 1

24. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 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

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:21 1

32. troutsy (Posts: 319; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 11:26

39. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 03:39 2

25. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Please, save yourself some time and go troll elsewhere.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 08:49

36. dsmboost (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:17

40. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 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 :)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 17:24

47. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:21 1

12. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:47 7

19. Victor.H (Posts: 785; Member since: 27 May 2011)

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

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:04

31. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:01

55. gelo0291 (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Nov 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?

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:12 4

2. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

sony nexus?

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:15 2

8. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:24 4

15. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 03:00

22. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:24 2

16. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:18

9. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:13

3. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 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.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:13 2

4. flexile (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)

Please let this be the Xperia Nexus. >_

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:14

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

That was a hoax.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 14:47

43. flexile (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jun 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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