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What new features would you like to see in Android 5 Key Lime Pie?

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Nov 2012, 03:41

We're so fond of Android nowadays we're beginning to worry about getting weight. And how wouldn't we? With all those delicious desserts being regularly served by Google engineers, it's almost impossible to resist...

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:36

42. Cesar (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Need to improve the Smoth!!!!! a lott smother than Jelly bean, that i will like that :D

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:43 6

52. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)

you need to improve your grammar first. that i will like that too..

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 08:57 1

59. tedkord (Posts: 13873; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

How can you get smoother than JB? I'm running AOSP on my GS3, and there isn't a hint of lag or stutter anywhere.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:42

43. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

- Performance improvement
- Stability improvement
- Improved security
- NTFS read / write support
- Desktop mode
- Display link capability
- Bug free
- Better tablet support

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:53

46. muck1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

fix 4.2 first then we can talk about 5.0

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:08 1

48. ilia1986 (unregistered)

I'd love to see a dedicated memory manager which would allow the user to set which apps can be killed whenever the phone is running our of Ram and which apps cannot.

Also, battery improvements would be nice via native smart management. For example - when phone connected to Wifi - shut down data. When phone is asleep - shut down screen orientation sensor, etc.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 17:37

75. qxavierus (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I was about to offer the same. The dialer(phone) app for example should never be killed by Android. It's a phone after all, I don't want to wait so I can make a phone call. My Samsung Galaxy S3 needs 2 seconds to start the dialer app when it's not in the memory. It's just unacceptable for a phone of this magnitude.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:18 1

49. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

Do KLP a closed system, where modifications of the manufacturers have to be made by a Customization Center. Manufacturers can close their customizations to their own models, but can put customizations open to all models as well.

Thus, manufacturers only need to launch basic Android updates to their devices, without worrying about all the changes that can be made ​​separately, one by one, and gradually released in the Customization Center.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:27

50. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

With WP8 and BB10 indicating a move toward deeper integration, android 5 will be a complete re-write of the OS in my opinion. What's more it won't happen for another 12 months, which means the next update will be an incremental one to 4.5. IOS won't be far behind either.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:58 2

54. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Root & unroot the device as native as Bluetooth
Should be doable with one touch.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 17:35

74. KaiTech (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

This will never happen, sorry. That's what custom ROMs are for.
Root as functional as it can be is also a security can of worms.

Plus 90% of users don't care for it, so if you're not an enthusiast why would you need it, and if you are you can take care of it even if it takes some work.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 08:33 1

56. XaErO (Posts: 332; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Android is doing an awesome job and I love it.
Even then I would like to see something like these listed below
I could think of these for now, will add more in case, I could think of some more.

- Ability to change the native resolution
- Ability to change the processor clock frequency (Within the limits)
- Enhancements to google now (Exellent feature by Google)
- Task manager with startup management for apps
- Faster picture gallery browsing with gesture support (e.g. Gesture/touch expressions to share, to move, to crop photos)
- Enhancements to picture gallery (e.g. ability to hide picture)
- Support for multiwindow (at least 2 window)
- Ability to change font size (Basic one, but much needed)
- Native support for most popular apps (e.g. Facebook, Skype - if at all, it is possible from Google's end)
- Support for .zip and .rar files (this might bring some security issues but it is still a much needed thing)
- Performance Improvements (Jelly Bean has brought some improvements, but still need a strong push)
- Buttery smooth interface (although Jelly Bean brought some buttery experience, but still can be improved)


posted on 20 Nov 2012, 08:53 2

58. tedkord (Posts: 13873; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Personally, I'd like to see the core OS become more like a desktop OS. That is to say, the core of the OS is device neutral (enforced in the license), all carrier/manufacturer enhancements or skins are simply apps which can be uninstalled. Hardware drivers would be the responsibility of the manufacturer, but the core could be upgraded at any time.

I know that's a pipe dream...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:19

63. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)

A more unified kernel and driver set with less vendor and proprietary items needed to build a updated ROM. That's still the biggest downside to Android. It takes 6 to 12 months to get a OS update pushed out to most phones and tablets . Many never see an update at all, so all the new features go to waste.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:55

65. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Ability to toggle between cores say from quad > dual > single depending upon the usage for better power management and vice versa for performance!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:58

66. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

An AI would be nice

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 13:30

67. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

the one and only thing that is MOST important for me is for android to run on PCs! come on google, ubuntu already runs on phones, why can't you make android for PCs (yeah i know about chrome os, but i think android is well based and more powerful than chrome os)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 14:36 1

68. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

The biggest thing that needs to get done is to fix Chrome. It's kind of lagging behind (both literally and figuratively).

Mainly, I want 5.0 to be a fine polish of what they've been building since 4.0. Continue enhancing Project Butter, build up Google Now, clean up some of the quirks in the OS (the ones that have been around for a while and the ones they just made in 4.2).

There aren't a ton of truly ground-breaking features that I want right now. There's a reason for that: I'm not getting paid to come up with them. I want to be wowed by something new and amazing, but I don't know what. Maybe some TouchWiz-style split screen multitasking, but I want them to aim higher. Do something that has never been done.

Android has been on a good run for the last few years. Now isn't the time to stop. Keep pressing forward. Keep innovating, keep polishing.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 14:55 2

69. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Less emphasis on specs and more emphasis on a better user experience.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 15:14

70. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

dual boot.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 16:27

71. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I'm waiting next summer for a KEY LIME ANDROID PHONE. can't wait till I/O SUMMER 2013

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 18:20

76. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Must read all type of files from avi, zip, wmv, flv, vlc, ect. all audio files too.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 20:56

78. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

they should definitely get rid of chrome os and provide a stock "webtop" option

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 22:17 1

79. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)

Offline maps for entire country..
With 16+GBs of memory, the size is certainly not an issue anymore..
I doubt maps for even USA will exceed 5GB(ofcourse excluding satellite and street-view data).

and ofcourse, the rumored project roadrunner..

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 03:02

82. EMOLOve1511 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

I Hope Google make a huge changes to android 5.0 (Lime Pie) battery, software ,apps effiently smooth as WP and I.O.S and remove silly bug .In android 4.1 and 4.2 and previous version of android totally suck 4 me.that why I choose platfrom WP and I.O.S more stable if compare android 4 and below.Furthermore, I hope google in android 5.0 have make huge changes in battery life efficiency more stable when running heavy apps..regards from me

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:08

83. zvioocge (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Quad core krait isn't deilvering 2x performance uppon dual core krait and this due to ANDROID's SUCKING optimization

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