Google employee drawing confirms Key Lime Pie as next Android version?

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Dec 032012
 

While most expect Google to use the codename Key Lime Pie for the next major version of Android, the company has yet to confirm this officially. A new cartoon by Manu Cornet, a Google employee, suggests that we could see such a confirmation at some point though. It shows Android evolving in much the same way the classic “monkey to man” image does. In the last evolutionary step, BugDroid (the robot’s name), can be seen eating a slice of Key Lime Pie.

Android Evolution to Key Lime Pie
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Don’t get too excited though. Speaking with Engadget, Cornet indicated that he drew the cartoon “just for fun” and that people should not read too much into it. Cornet also apparently works on the Gmail team rather than the Android team.

The next major version of Android is expected to carry version 5.0.

Read more: Manu Cornet [via Google+] (Source: Engadget)

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie surfaces on benchmark result?

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Nov 192012
 

With the latest version of Android having been released as version 4.2 with the Jelly Bean moniker, attention is shifting to what Google has in store for Android next. Will it be another dot release or can we start looking forward to Android 5.0? Whatever the codename, Key Lime Pie or some other dessert name, it appears that at least one device is already running Android 5.0.

There is no question that Google is hard at work on the next version and it does appear that Android 5.0.0 has been spotted on the Nena.se benchmarking web site. Hopefully it is not just someone having a bit of fun.

Android 5.0 spotted on a Sony Xperia LT30i?

The device running Android 5.0 appears to be a modified Sony Xperia T. The Sony LT30i is none other than one of the Sony Xperia T variants albeit with slightly different specs. This model appears to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor clocked at a slightly faster 1.6GHz although is shares the 720p HD display of the original model.

It is likely that Google will announce Android 5.0 sometime in 2013 as Key Lime Pie (or another K-named dessert).

Read more: Nena.se (Source: Android Authority)