Key Lime Pie found running on Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 7?

Key Lime Pie found running on Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 7?
While Android 5.0, aka Key Lime Pie, has never been announced, it seems that the OS build might have been caught powering the Google Nexus 4 handset and the Google Nexus 7 tablet. A developer, “dknandiraju”, posted a list of his devices running Chromium. The list showed devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S III running on build versions beginning with the letter "J". In Google-speak, that means that those devices were powered by Jelly Bean, either Android 4.1 or Android 4.2.

So when we take a look at the build versions powering the Google Nexus 4 and the Google Nexus 7, we see that both of those devices are running build versions beginning with the letter "K". This could be the first sign that Key Lime Pie is going to be powering the next Nexus smartphone which could be ready to greet the world around the time of the next holiday shopping season. There is some speculation that a version of the LG G2 could be the next Nexus phone.

Originally, Key Lime Pie was expected to be introduced at this year's Google I/O developer conference, but Google was allegedly asked to delay its release by manufacturers who still hadn't updated their devices to Android 4.2.2.


source: CNET

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34 Comments

1. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

So soon after 4.3? If this is true, it almost seems like Google just threw a tiny update out there just to appease consumers who were waiting for more Android update news while letting OEMs get their extended 'deadline' I wonder if this means some rumors of OEMS skipping/vaulting past 4.3 and straight to 5.x is true, too...

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I guess 5.0 will huge update. Maybe Google will customize design in 5.0 and add some features.

11. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

According to rumors and picking out what makes sense to me, this is my guess/take on how KLP will be. It's a redesign from the bottom up, barebones and very efficient (allowing for 512mb ram devices to run it just fine) so that they can attack the low-cost market more effectively. However, they will also with it's introduction finally uncouple the last few major features as apps in the Play Store while optimizing the bejeezus out of all official apps. This way high end and low end phones alike can share the same core of the OS so that developers can just stick with a one-version support once and for all, along with Renderscript to make an app's compatibility and experience a bit more streamlined across the board. Then manufacturers can apply their skins however they want with their usual exclusive features etc. with heavier skins on their higher performance phones. Then here is the 'moonshot' of Mr. Page, where they strip down Android and take that backbone/spine and make it compatible with 'smart appliances' maybe partnering with Samsung and LG etc. for remote controlled washers, dryers, etc. Their beginning initiative of the 'Android' of everything. This is, once again, pure speculation.

22. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i call B.S on this, Android 5 isnt coming anytime soon.

23. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

To be honest, I am inclined to believe this too.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Disagree. Based on fact, each release has as much improvement as iOS and WP phones. More in iOS case as there are device models break down on which device will get what. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history

20. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

but iOS makes a huge fragmentation (missing features on some devices) whereas all the Nexuses have all the features of the latest Android..... not mention that iPhones or iPads are just toys with iCons where you even can not choose your default browser or copy a file..

21. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

just a copy of the newest features in iOS6 " Improved keyboard layouts. New Thai keyboard (full keyboard). French, German, and Spanish dictionaries. (Download necessary at time of first use) "Made For iPhone" specification for hearing aids. A blue "New" ribbon over newly installed apps. " :-D they are really 10 years behind Android

2. phonepro

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

yaaay finally news for key lime pie (really hope it gets announced soon)

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Same here though. Can't wait to try android 5.0 on my HTC One.

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Oh god I don't like that pie.

5. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

o snap

7. RGreen

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

got to love it

8. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Looking forward to CM 11.0

9. avasponge

Posts: 44; Member since: May 03, 2012

Android 5.0 might add a similar ui like the new play store and google now. They also might change the dark ui and make it more colorful

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

At this rate, the non-stock Androids are probably never getting their update.

13. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

hopefully they improve on improving battery consumption and maybe new icons as well :)

14. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

hopefully they improve on improving battery consumption and maybe new icons as well :)

15. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

My gnote2 is aging but still on 4.1.2 jb, it means another year need to past before it get 5.0 klp. I hate bad words, but sometimes I must voice out what in my mouth..."damn you, samsung".

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Mmm.....Key Lime Pie....

17. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

LOL..Reminds me of linux- add gnome and everything is fixed... Oh wait! Android will never be as smooth as Windows or IOS

18. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Note 2 4.1.2 what a joke...these is the reason not to buy a flagship product

26. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Just w8 and see I think samsung will skip 4.2 and straight to 4.3

29. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

AS far as i know Samsung always respect their Flagship Devices...so wait i think 4.3 is around the corner...

19. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

Aahhhh !! Loving My Nexus 4 even more... :)

24. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Why the hell should us hardcore android fanboys and fangirls (with our Nexus devices) have to wait for the rest of the OEMs to update their devices?? Isnt this the exact reason we brought them in the first place? To get updates BEFORE everybody else with no wait.

28. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

If you had read the report properly, you would have seen that the Samsung devices are on JB and the Nexuses on KLP.

32. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

....but its not on my Nexus at the mo. That's my point!!!

33. Valdomero

Posts: 707; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I get your point, I'm a proud nexus 4 owner with 4.3 and honestly I don't mind if Google takes another year to release Android 5.0 if that means that it will be a polished released, no rush, anyways, when they publish Android 5.0 and it's going to the public, guess who are going to get this update first? ;)

25. .KRATOS.

Posts: 444; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I hope the k.l.p 5.0 wil be smooth n light, doesn't need huge ram too run fast, n for the apps running in backgrounds there must be a solution cuz every time u need to clear the memory to light up on the rams, why do they even have to run on background

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