Google said to be working on Android 4.3 for Google I/O, another Jelly Bean build

Google said to be working on Android 4.3 for Google I/O, another Jelly Bean build
Imagine ordering desert at a restaurant and instead of getting the slice of key lime pie you've ordered, you get a bowl of jelly beans instead. You would be disappointed, right? Well, something quite similar is apparently taking place in the world of Android where server logs are showing that instead of rolling out Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie at the Google I/O developer event next month, Google might send out a substitution, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Just a few days ago, speculation intensified that Android 5.0 would not be making its debut at Google I/O. A "J" designation seen next to the Android 4.3 build on the server logs seems to confirm that the next version of android released will continue to be Jelly Bean. And for those who want to doubt the authenticity of the server logs, the IP addresses connected to the Android 4.3 build are said to be coming from inside Google.

Why the delay? It has been thought that Google's hardware partners are not happy with the prospect of being one full point-0 version behind the times. With the delay, manufacturers will have time to get Android 4.2.2 pushed out to their devices first. Last week, there were rumors spreading that the only new phone related item expected at Google I/O this year will be a 32GB variant of the Google Nexus 4, with support for LTE connectivity. While that would certainly make a large number of Android fans happy, there are even a larger number expecting to see Android 5.0 and some earth shattering phone introduced, like a Motorola X or LG Megalodon.

Before you jump, there is also the possibility that Google is trying to fake everyone out and Key Lime Pie is coming next month along with an outrageously spec'd phone. We will all know for sure very soon.

source: TechnoBuffalo via RedmondPie



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37 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

O, so this is the supposed to be rumored KLP coming in Q2. Well, disappointed with the news, yet...something is better than nothing. That being said, i wonder what new stuff are ready to be presented with the 4.3.

8. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

There is something I don't get. Last year ppl were complaining about google pushing too many updates every yer while only the manority has the latest Android OS on their device. This year ppl are complaining that google should release 5.0, what is it that we really want? Like honestly, or we just luv complaining. Whatever google does, we complain.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I think the main reason behind that is the way Google pushed JB even before some high end device got ICS on them. When a new device was released most reviewer/people say something like, "Sadly, the device comes with an old version of Android" even when ICS is not a year old. ICS quickly became passé...because of the quick release of JB.

16. Feanor

Posts: 1410; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I don't get this either. And I personally believe that a slow down will do good to poor manufacturers that are sweating trying to catch up with android updates and it can also let google to take some time to refine their releases even further. For the moment Jelly Bean is more than enough for me. I don't need new software every 3 months.

19. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

New features are always appreciated too :)

24. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

i agree better optimization and make it less resource heavy. less eye bling and better coding. i want to see the camera app open as soon as i press the app. i would like to see better camera app optimization and better coding for efficient use of battery.

27. AFnerdTP unregistered

yes.. as good and stable as JB is, i don't see the problem with making the current version better. until they can come up with something even smoother & responsive in the next major release.

15. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

And this is actually a rumor... I remember to see photos of a Nexus S running Android 2.4 (leak from Germany as far as I remember). Well... we never had a 2.4 Android, so this maybe is just some intermediate version of something bigger.

2. Neurone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Was expecting KLP at google I/O

3. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Let me just say screw the hardhware partneres. If there so mad about possibly being one generation behind they need to step it up and be more forceful with the carriers and stop pumping out device after device. I really hope they release a new device like the X phone but if KLP comes out and my Verizon Nexus gets it ill be satisfied.

10. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

It's bulls**t. I bought a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 so I would never have to worry about stupid manufacturer or carrier delays on updates, yet here they are holding back progress.

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, yes, you need not worry about updates. But the Nexus' you have are made by LG and ASUS, so on the manufacturer part, it's them.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wait a minute, I was daydreaming about Android 4.3 just now, I'm serious! How dare you Google! I'm gonna sue Google! Nope, just kidding, but I was daydreaming about Android 4.3 just now, I thought it will be impossible...........oh my god... I can't believe it! But as always, I'm excited! But that was a bit disappointing though, they should not delay KLP, it should be unwrapped in Google I/O!

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Maybe this 4.3 is next major update i.e Key pie lime, because Android 2.3 was Gingerbread, which was major upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo......... So Maybe this time also it's same case.........

20. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

its never consistant, I would think they would save the "buzz word" name upgrades for the major versions eg 4.x-5.x my guess is 4.3 jelly bean or NOTHING at all comes to IO.

6. king_of_lions

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2013

Desert?!?! Really? Who in their right mind would order an entire area of sand?! Me thinks the word you were looking for, Alan F., is DESSERT. Not a dry, barren area of land. Grammar check much? Anywho, looking forward to any update Android throws my way.

34. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Not the first time. That's his style :)

7. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

google shouldn't care about manufactures. It's not google's fault, it's the manufactures not working hard to update their phones. I hope KLP is still being revealed at Google I/O!

9. BesnikRrustemi

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

for my opinion i dont really care if it is Key lime pie or 4.3 Jelly Bean,i care about the output of the update: New Features App enhancements Bug fixes Performance & Battery life Improvements im sure that whatever number or name they put on it,its GOOGLE.so there`s no doubt about it.it will be innovative and cool.

11. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I would be happy with 4.3 pushing out, & an announcement that KLP will drop by the holidays (Oct.-Nov.). Include some new hardware N7(2), refresh on N4, & promise next phone with previously mentioned KLP & ship date. I know Google doesn't announce too far out. So new tablet & 4.3 will suffice. Just so long as another real phone (not refresh) appears by year end.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd happily accept the next version being 4.3 JB. i mean it's not like it's going to disappoint us feature-wise, we'll just be getting an even more refined version of the great way the OS is now and to risk sounding like an iOS fanboy that's really okay with me but i do think a major revision will be due pretty soonish and on a side note i bet Google is pretty pissed at hardware manufacturers for their lack of updating progress. they really need to crack down on those guys.

17. DKMDROID

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

I think this is the first time im truly disappointed with an article about google they starting to sound like apple with the infinite incremental updates both hardware(nexus 4) and software wise

33. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Give them 80% market share and they will become worse than Apple + M$ combined

18. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Omg PhoneArena, 5.0 Key Lime Pie probably is going to be launched with the next Nexus phone...

21. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

You still believe in that 'lg megalodon'? Doesn't the codename sound suspicious already?

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't get it, how does 'LG Megalodon' sound suspicious, it is a codename! What about 'Xperia Togari'?? Does it sound suspicious to you? No right?

26. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

megalodon? sounds like a power rangers villain. plus it was debunked shortly after it supposedly leaked out

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's why it's called "codename", they can name it whatever they like, they can even name it 'LG Darth Vader'.

29. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

codenames usually have some sort of meaning in relation to the phone. remember the nozomi and hayabusa? high speed trains that sony chose for the xperia s and tx. megalodon sounds like it came from a 5 year old.

30. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Megalodon is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 28 to 1.5 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era (late Oligocene to early Pleistocene). Megalodon sounds like it came from a 5 year old? Are you sure? Just go to Wikipedia.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalodon

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