Google may have just teased Android 5.0

Google may have just teased Android 5.0
Those of you who have been around the rumor mill before know that one of Google's favorite tricks when teasing the next update for Android is to use an innocuous screenshot of a device or software, but have the clock in the image read out the next version number for Android. We've seen this trick going all the way back to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but now Google may have used the same trick to tease Android 5.0.

Yesterday, Google's official Twitter account posted an image of Google Now running on a Nexus 5. The point of the tweet was simply to announce that match scores and schedules for the World Cup would be showing in Google Now for Android and iOS. A nice new feature, but possibly not the most interesting part of the tweet, because the clocks on the devices in the image are reading 5:00. All of the devices in the Google Play Store have their clocks set to 4:40, because they ship with Android 4.4. 

We are just two weeks away from Google I/O, so a tease like this could mean that we are going to see Android 5.0 announced at the end of this month. Full version number changes tend to indicate UI updates for Android, and we have certainly seen quite a few leaks that point to design changes on the way for Android, including the mysterious Project Hera. It is also expected that Android TV will be announced at I/O, which further implies that Android 5.0 might really be on the way. 

Google may have just teased Android 5.0

source: @Google

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43 Comments

1. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

That is worth some excitement. I wonder if they are going to keep the nickname "Key Lime Pie" as the codename for Android 5.0

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Since they already used "K" on 4.4, probably not. They could still do "Lime Pie" though.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lemonade might work or something like that. They also might use a dessert from a company like kit kat was, might be useful advertising.

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Lollipop!

43. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Lemonade sounds good, or Lag, also should be consider.

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Since kitkat it is name of a product not a thing... I assume it'll be something like lemon head, lacto bite.....

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion Google should get rid of these food names. Anyway waiting to know more about Android 5.0 :)

39. EndesCot

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I bet you've seen the post that said "Android versions are named after sweets... because they're better than /an/ Apple"

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Lemon drop.

38. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

How about Lemon Maringue?

41. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

I'd say liquorice would probably be the next update name?

42. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Android 5.0 Egg white ;)

2. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

More importantly, when is Google coming out with a new phone? Whether is the Nexus 6 or some Android Silver phone, I'd love to see what they have cooking...

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I WANT

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It Right know

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I'm excited.... Finally something new from the base... Ditch HOLO UI pls...

7. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Fingers crossed, they call it Android 5.0 "Lindt"

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Lindt is my favorite chocolate

24. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

i like that idea +1

8. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Android 5.0 is the only Android update I wish for. Can't wait!

9. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I really hope that they'll announce more GPE devices, if 5.0 is going to be a huge overhaul, then being on an old version and having unconsistent UIs isn't attractive to me. There's already an M8 GPE but that camera is ... meh. I'm hoping for a Z2 GPE, or maybe the G3 GPE , i don't like their sofware, but their hardware is GREAT.

10. peace247 unregistered

Hey does Google now on KitKat have the kind of statusbar as it is in the image above...? Or it is just a solid black bar..??

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

On the Z2 it's solid black at least.

31. engineer-1701d unregistered

on gs3 its black bar with white icons info. like the transparent like when i had my roms.

36. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Its black bars. Another new thing in the next update. Blending in with apps that don't support Immersive mode?

40. crazymonkey05

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Its just how KitKat shows the status bar.....you might need aosp to see it

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh hell yes. I can't wait to see if 5.0 is for real, and if so what it brings. Can it be two weeks later already please?

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Name it Liquorice!

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

laffy taffy

16. KingQwerty

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

5.0 Lasagna..thick and hearty

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