Google to announce the next Android 4.5 and a Nexus 8 tablet in July, claim insiders

Google to announce the next Android 4.5 and a Nexus 8 tablet in July, claim insiders
Google won't be using its annual I/O conference in June to announce the next, Android 4.5 version, claim insiders. The I/O event will be utilized to demonstrate a bunch of new Google services, while the Android-related announcements will be left for July.

The source, allegedly from Google's vast offices in Dublin, also tipped that his managers are talking a Nexus 8 tablet release, that will be used as a poster child for Android 4.5. Google is allegedly throwing in the towel on 7-inchers, due to the cutthroat competition that formed in that segment, and will take it up a notch, to the 8-inch realm. There's only a handful of Android slates in that market niche for now, like the Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, and LG’s G Pad 8.3, so the move might be warranted.

This rumor contradicts the previous speculation that Google will be ready with the first batch of two million Nexus 8 tablet units, built by Asus, by the end of April. Nothing is mentioned about the eventual specs of the rumored tablet, though we've heard before that the Nexus 8 might be using Intel's new mobile processors. There is also no word yet on its pricing scheme, or what will be the new features in the speculated Android 4.5 update, but we've got plenty of time for more leaks to happen between now and the summer.




1. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Please no more 4.x , we want Key Lime Pie !

2. bgabriel

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

4.5 could be Key Lime Pie, also Kit Kat is 4.4... maybe will be not a major update if will be released as 4.5...

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The next Android name will start with L, so don't get your hopes on the "Key Lime Pie". How about Android 4.5 Lemonade?

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lemonade isn't a dessert.

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Whatever, at least it's still sweet. Nice cold Lemonade. :)

30. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

What about Lion... oh what, that's taken ;)

31. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013


39. andynaija

Posts: 1265; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

What about Lemon Bar instead, it's a treat that is edible, and it's short and simple.

47. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Lime Key Pie??

33. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

hahahah Lime Pie then...

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

There is no Key Lime Pie, Google goes alphabetical on Android, and after I.CS, J.elly Bean and Kat, it's gonna be L.something, or still gonna be called Kit Kat considering about 7% of Androids sport that version.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I love to eat Kit Kat!

9. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Licorice, lollypop, lifesaver

10. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

lime key pie :D???? jokes aside you might be right..

13. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Indian Laddu?

34. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I want it to be even sounds cool.

36. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Lemon Meringue?

42. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Lifesavers to get another candy brand tie in.....

49. ChrisG

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Lemonheads! Loved those things when I was a kid... I like the Lassi idea, though maybe they'll wait for 5.0 and call it Mango Lassi? :-)

11. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I don't think they need too because Android in my opinion is still ahead of iOS and WP. Why give Apple an opportunity to put on a chart that only 2% of Android devices have 5.X? Looks better for Google to say that over 80% are running 4.X.

48. g2a5b0e unregistered

That makes no sense. At some point, 5.0 will come out & as a result of that, it will eventually have a 2% device penetration. Who cares what Apple has to say about it?

17. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

If anyone want Key Lime Pie that much, just go to bakery's shop it should be there, Just kidding. Next version of kitkat 4.4 will be start with "L" and I guess maybe naming Lemon Pie.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Key Lime Pie just a rumor. Next OS name will be in OCT people.

46. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

K already taken by KitKat which means Key Lime Pie officially dead, It is not a favor dessert of Android. 4.5 possible is minor updates or bugs fix and it will still calling KitKat. Next huge update possible only start with 5.x and will be starting with L dessert.

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

People be losing their mind being 0.1 behind again... Not my problem though, I wonder what's new :-)

5. AppleHateBoy unregistered

I hope 4.5 bids goodbye to Dalvik.

8. Gsizzle

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

It will. Google with make ART Runtime primary.

41. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I have yet to notice any improvement on my Moto X running ART. I was told that it was due to Motorola taking the extra effort to customize everything to make it as efficient on Dalvak as possible.

12. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Why you non nexus owners worried? Non nexus owners will get update next year lol

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

4.5? yuck. just skip it and I'll wait for 5.0 instead.

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