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Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Rumors Set Release For May 2013

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Rumors Set Release For May 2013

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie rumors say the next major release of the Android operating system by Google will happen some time in 2013.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the latest and greatest Android smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S4, are all running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While most reviewers would agree that the Samsung Galaxy S4 hardware is technically superior to the Apple iPhone 5, many still say that Apple’s iOS is better than the Android operating system.

Google was spotted testing Android Key Lime Pie back in the fall of last year. At the time Android Key Lime Pie was labeled as version 4.2, which would made it a minor update to Jelly Bean, which is 4.1 (and also 4.2 now). The version number going to 5.0 probably should mean we should expect more from Key Lime Pie.

This newest version of Google’s mobile operating system is expected to debut May 25-27 at the Google I/O event. The Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie rumors have yet to reveal an exact set of features. But some information has been leaked and many tech experts are making predictions.

One Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie rumor says that “Google is working with the Linux 3.8 kernel, which gives rise to the notion that this kernel might make it into Android 5. One improvement that the 3.8 kernel brings is lowered RAM usage, which would mean a snappier phone with better multitasking.”

Another Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie rumor says the new OS will require a quad core processor. But it’s possible this stance might represent how Samsung plans on supporting Android 5.0.

Google Babble, the search engine giant’s solution to unify its messaging services, is likely to be incorporated into Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Babble is intended to unify its various communications services like Google Talk, Hangout, Voice, Messenger, and Chat for Drive.

Other Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie rumors say the touch keyboard interface will get an upgrade. They’re also hoping for an integrated video conferencing solution similar to Apple Facetime. Many Android users would like to see the addition of performance profiles. This would allow the easy switching between gaming, maximum power, battery saver, and other modes.

The last Google rumor is based upon the purchase of Motorola for $12.5 billion. The Motorola X Phone is “supposed to be a ‘real breakthrough’ that will put pressure on Samsung and Apple, something no one in the smartphone industry has done in a couple of years.”

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18 Responses to “Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Rumors Set Release For May 2013”

  1. Paul J Plate

    Another reason for fragmentation, is that Google is releasing too many new versions of Android. If they know adoption, and upgrades are not as high as they should be, why create yet another version to get the consumer's panties in a wad. People want the latest, but they will never get it as long as the carrier is the one left to updating handsets. I say a new version of Android every 2 years would be good. Until the carriers get off their money grubbing asses, and do some updating.

  2. Aaron Trevor Sentell

    That wouldn't be very wise, considering how quickly things change in the mobile space. If Google doesn't constantly crank out new features, then Apple and Microsoft will give consumers what they want. If you don't like it, then you should buy a Nexus device. My Nexus 4 doesn't have any problem getting the latest updates.

  3. Brendon J Jarrett

    It would be nice if Android had a single server and when users check for software updates in settings, it would contact the server and download/install the right update. Google has enough servers to do this. Oh wait, they do and my Nexus 4 will be updated. Samsung and others change the UI and it a pain to rewrite the OS. Also if they kept updating the phones then people wouldn't update as often.

  4. James Johnson

    Brendon the reason they don't do that is because each handset manufacturer tweaks and tests Android with their own hardware setups and software tweaks. Samsung, Amazon, HTC, and others create their own fragmented versions of Android and a simple roll-out has the potential to mess up their devices. This could actually create FCC issues. For example, a tweak that works with the Nexus 4 could tweak the WiFi adapter on a Samsung in such a way that it is outside of acceptable FCC guidelines for wireless use. It all comes back to the fragmentation Paul was mentioning.

  5. James Johnson

    Paul I agree with Aaron's assessment. What they need to do is end fragmentation. The best scenario would be a DevOps setup. That setup is used by Twitter and Pinterest right now. Essentially dozens of very small changes can be rolled out daily. These changes are not large files and they allow for quick fixes and testing. The programmers at those company's then can roll back to a previous setup if an issue is experienced. Since Twitter has gone to DevOps it has been able to eliminate a lot of those annoying fail whales. Microsoft in fact just announced that it would NOT wait 2 years between major mobile updates because of issues that were being found.

  6. Yaniv Solomon

    Google should put some new features that help to handle big screen phone's with on hand(most of the time). For example lower down the url tab in chrome browser – just under the site page or pulling down the notifications bar with minimal gesture because u cant hold the phone and reach the top of it with the thumb, u have to do it with 2 hands now.

  7. Jared Onnen

    I use quick controls in my default browser (enable it under settings>labs) and this helps with that issue. Allows me to use my browser like I would a desktop browser.

  8. Yaniv Solomon

    Im using chrome and this browser doesn't have that feature. i heard chrome will be the default browser in KLP so i hope we can have this kind of quick controls – however it still require 2 more action (swipe and select the command) for simple thing like refresh the page or going back/forward and opening new tab.

    Also in the notification bar (as i said before) – when you open it, all the settings are in the top and and you need to climb all the way with annoying hand movement just to turn of the screen rotation or to play with screen brightness. sometimes u just can't use the other hand so it could be a irritating task to do and u should be careful the device wont fall from your hand.

  9. Anonymous

    what I miss the most of lastes mobile os is the TRUE multitasking as we use to have in Meego, webOS or al lest as in symbian. Does anyone know how multitasking will be in KLP?

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