Google leaves Key Lime Pie Easter eggs at I/O

Google leaves Key Lime Pie Easter eggs at I/O
Many Android fans were disappointed that Google didn't announce a new version of Android at Google I/O. We're not all that sad that it didn't happen, because Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is still a great version, and we don't see an overwhelming need for anything new on a system level just yet. Of course, there are rumors that Android 4.3 may be coming in just a couple months, but Google still found at least a couple spots to tease the next major version of Android: Key Lime Pie.

The teases weren't anything big, and we certainly didn't find out any actual information about the update or what features it will offer, but Key Lime Pie certainly had a presence at the conference. KLP was caught on camera twice during developer sessions, as far as we've seen. The first was an image of the Android bugdroid sitting on a bench eating a piece of key lime pie; and, the other was a screenshot of an RPG-style game where Key Lime Pie was listed in the available characters that the bugdroid could summon with his magic. 

Of course, neither gives any actual info on what the update will be, but they are fun Easter eggs anyway.

source: Reddit via Droid Life



1. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

IMO it is better to release the features as app updates that would of been Key Lime Pie to everyone instead of that very small percent of android that would actually be on 5.0

7. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

No man, they should release klp as soon as possible, is not our foult the other smartphones takes to long to get an update

10. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Internet monies for you. Google is taking a good approach by using Google Play services in lieu of actual OS version updates and decoupling Gmail and friends from the OS. People didn't notice, but 4.3 may as well have been released at I/O. Updates included Play (UI and All Access), Hangouts, Chrome, Maps (not out yet), Search, and new APIs. Some companies would give this a .0, others a .x. This time, there was no version change, and 95% of Android users will get the new features (save for Search, which will go out to probably 30% for now).

17. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

no! its the manufacturers' fault, so buy a pure Nexus = its great and what about the most important missing features: 1) permissions manager 2) real backup of apps (game saves etc) how would you integrate it through apps? I'm worried Google has given up fast developing of Android = I won't buy any new device because there won't be any reason to buy it when Android becomes Windows = XP is enough so = HW is enough! the huge revolution in mobile would end soon if Google Android becomes lazy :)

18. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

and Google will hurt the lack of new ad customers how Google became the top = just thanks to anxiety of coders and statisticians if Google becomes new Microsoft = mobile phone will be just like PC = just a tool, nothing special = and would start fading like PC's

20. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I don't remember Microsoft releasing it's OS and top SW (in Google's case, Maps, Navigation, Drive, Gmail, Translate, Now, Googles etc) absolutely for free. OMG ads. Yeah. But you get top class stuff for FREE. As far as Android goes, there isn't really any need for completely new Android version wiping out user data, Jelly Bean has things covered, Google only needs to simplify it and get rid of lag, cause per HW manufacturers can utiilze new tech and sensors within own skin and apps, and per SW, developers can update apps.. System update is a witty brainchild to keep the user feel they are being care of, but there is no real need. Just polish the damn thing and let manufacturers, SW developers do their job for ONE version.

22. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

1) it doesn't matter if it is free.... I'm talking just about the principle about fast developing 2) wiping data? you exaggerate :) 5 or 50 added features in Android doesn't mean you have to wipe :) But if they change GPU computing it may be required but its not I'm talking about

23. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Google is not anywhere near lazy and it is a known fact that an android update was not announced due to pleas from manufaturers to google to give them time to update their phones to 4.2 at least.

24. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

could you provide the source of the statement? thx

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Releasing KLP right now when many devices aren't even on jellybean yet would just decrease the adoption rate even more especially since the adoption rate isn't high as is.

4. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So what if the manufacturers can't keep up? Should Google just halt all Android releases and wait until the manufacturers finish their versions of Jelly Bean?

8. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

what do you mean about adoption rate?

14. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Shouldn't matter. If there's a big update, get it out now. You have two options: sit and wait for HTC, Samsung, etc., or just release KLP so they can get that one started. If KLP is released tomorrow, most will have it in a year (some have it in a week). Release it in 6 months, and most will have it in 15 months (no one has it for 6 months). Take your pick. Adoption rates mean nothing. That said, I mentioned the new approach previously. Fragmentation should be less of an issue going forward, because of the way Google is dodging the update system. If they want a new API, everyone gets it, Gingerbread (sometimes Froyo) and up, without a wait.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Only 4 alias account? Please make a few more.

5. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

The monster is holding an apple. XD

6. blingblingthing

Posts: 979; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Same here. Anything with ice cream sandwich is very good. Sure it gets better moving higher but it isn't mandatory. If you want on time updates you knew what phone you should get.

11. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Android Final Fantasy 6 style? Google, I give you props.

15. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Take your time Google. Still enjoying unofficial 4.2.2 on my Verizon Note 2. 4.3 should hold me over as well. Still beats anything released by Apple, WP and BB. Google has nothing to worry about until Apple shows it's hand. Then it's game on.

21. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

lmfao... apple is growing more stale by the day, while android is about 6 months away from peaking (if it hasn't happened already). Remember brands like "Netscape" , "Alta Vista" , "Excite" , Lycos" , "My Space" , "Yahoo Messenger" , "Stickam" , "Dell" ?? These were all leaders in their respective markets at one stage. Their CEO's thought success would last forever and that people would continue to consume whatever garbage they dished out to them, no matter how pointless. How wrong they were.

19. FlushGordon unregistered

I'd give the girl a CreamPie instead of Ice Cream

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