With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean closing in on its first anniversary and 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich already a year and a half old, everyone expected 5.0 Key Lime Pie to be official by now. And yet it isn’t and rumor has it it’s not coming very soon either.
Or I should probably say rumor had it, since the latest word around the street is 5.0 will be unveiled come October. That leaves me a little puzzled as to the entire recent 4.3 JB rumor bonanza, but who am I to challenge Vr-Zone’s usually reliable anonymous sources?
And besides, who says 4.3 can’t be released this month and then 5.0 four months from now? At the same time, I see myself forced to underline this is just the latest piece in a long and convoluted rumor string, so do what you will with that info, just don’t take the report for granted.
Assuming the new “sources” are in fact in the know, Key Lime Pie will apparently be optimized to run even on older Android devices featuring just 512 MB of RAM. That sounds almost too good to be true, since I don’t think there are more than a couple such gadgets running 4.1 Jelly Bean smoothly nowadays.
Between now and then, Google will probably be looking to make that mythical Moto X official (with Android 4.3?), which means either Key Lime Pie will be coming solo, or a Nexus 5 intro is in store for the fall as well. Plenty of exciting things to come, right?