Google prepping new Linux 3.8 kernel, can you say Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?

Google prepping new Linux 3.8 kernel, can you say Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?
A new Linux 3.8 kernel repository has been uploaded by Google with the features including “Samsung Exynos DRM advancements, open-source NVIDIA Tegra driver inclusion and lowered RAM usage."

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is based on Linux 3.0 kernel, but Google has uploaded the next 3.3 and 3.4 versions as well, for the Android 4.2.2 on its Nexus 4 handset.

We can't help but wonder then, if the Linux 3.8 kernel repository is not up for the work on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, although, with the suspected unveiling less than 3 months from now, we doubt its kernel hasn't been readied for prime time yet. Google's I/O will be coming in May, so we should now more then.

source: Google via Phoronix

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47 Comments

1. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Waiting for some extra-ordinary features...I don't want 200 useless feature(If you know what i mean :P)....

6. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

wait that means new nexus is on the way..................yeah....

17. Retro-touch unregistered

No, Nexus will be around end of this year, KLP in may

21. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

This is true. But, we might see KLP on the X phone and for the Nexus 4 before then. KLP will only be announced in May. It will probably be late summer before the X phone and 5.0 are actually out.

45. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Uhh! Tell me about it, tahnik.

29. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Or maybe we will see the KLP in a new version of the Nexus 7. Maybe a Nexus 8... The JB was released in Google I/O in the Nexus 7, don't it?

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's nothing in the article about a new nexus.

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well, as of late news version of Android usually launch with new Nexus, last year it launched with 2 new Nexus. I doubt we'll see a new Android version or new Nexus at Google I/O this year, though. 4.2 just got released 4 months ago, I expect it later in the year, September-ish.

37. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Yes, but I think a new version is coming at I/O. The way I understood it, 1 major update per year. Last year, that was Jelly Bean 4.1. 4.2 is minor; there was no name change and few new features. Even a couple of the features that were announced in 4.2 made their way to 4.1 (Google Now enhancements).

16. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

One would do it for me, split screen for all tablets.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Extra-ordinary features that will only reach like less than 5% of phones

38. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

In what universe is 5% less than 0%? I say, release new features when they're ready. The 5% who get them are likely the ones who use them most (custom ROM users, Nexus owners).

2. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

REALLY HOPE THIS FIXES THE EXYNOS ABUSE AND SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME ISSUES FOR SG3 GNOTE2 :O

7. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I thought Samsung has already released updates to fix the suddent death for gs3, it includes on 4.1.2 jb!? Correct me if I'm wrong.

27. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Is there a new kernel at 4.1.2? I read the fix was a Custom Kernel :D sorry for the ignorance :D

18. Retro-touch unregistered

Keep dreaming it will be ages before you see KLP in your S3 or Note 2

20. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

yup. I'm guessing it will be this time next year.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If ever

39. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Or when a modder gets around to it. You know, in about a week or two. The beauty of free software. It's a breath of fresh air from the iOS proprietary cage.

43. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I really don give a darm about upgrade as i buy phone every year.

31. SleepingOz unregistered

Yet they'll be the first non-nexus devices to get it well before the competition.

32. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Not with Google owning Motorola they won't be.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think that's more on Samsung not using better hardware than it is the OS.

33. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Pray tell your reasoning for this statement. Oh that's right, you're just trolling.

3. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

hmm wow lower ram usage.... sounds gr8.... :)

4. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

looks delicious. i prefer it over IOS

5. ilia1986 unregistered

Yes - absolutely - I can say it! Android 5.0 - Key Lime Pie! :D

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

tegra drivers.....i guess the nexus 7 is getting this update too

40. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No surprise. I expect the Nexus 7 to get Key Lime Pie, at least. It _might_ get Android L, but I kind of doubt it. The question is the Galaxy Nexus. It depends on the features, but I'd expect that it should be able to handle whatever Key Lime Pie has to offer. It is two years old, but should have enough power.

9. .warrenmosler

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Name it apple cobbler

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