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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