For all those who have had enough of Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean off-late, can cheer up for an updated taste of Key Lime Pie. Yes, Google is likely to launch Android update version 5.0 and will give it a moniker, as per the habit, the Key Lime Pie. We have seen as many as 8 Android code-names and its numerous versions from Android Cupcake 1.5 to Jelly Bean 4.2. All getting better than its predecessor in terms of interface, speed and usability. Likewise, the Android Key Lime Pie 5.0 is expected to bring some more features and better performance to the Android portfolio.
Google has announced the Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) in the last year’s Google IO- the developer conference. Hence it was justifiably expected for them to announce Android 5.0 in the this year Google IO held in the month of May. Moreover, in the month January this year, screenshots of a Qualcomm road-map were somehow leaked, understanding from which Android 5.0 was expected to get public in the month of April this year. But, nothing as such happened. When pried, we came to know that Google made this fair delay to give the manufacturing-partners sufficient time window to roll out their Android 4.2 (Updated Jelly Bean)devices properly into the market, which is the latest Android version launched very recently.
Not just this delay, plausible rumors were also there about Android 4.3 being launched before Android 5.0, which meant pushing the release of the latter even further. Thankfully, this turned to be a false rumor eventually as it got quashed by the company itself.
Later on we expected to see Android 5.0 powering the Google Nexus 4 phone which was made in collaboration with LG. However, it didn’t happen in reality and the Nexus 4 sports the same(updated though) Android Jelly Bean with which it was launched last year, being the launch-pad for the then latest Android OS. . It is getting all over the internet that LG is not willing to take up the manufacturing of Nexus 5. Hence, Google has sought a tie up with Motorola. And which means the upcoming Android 5.0 will be possibly first featured in Motorola X phones.
Android 5.0 KLP, in the Tablet PC purview:-
It is quite simple and forthright here. Google Nexus 7 2nd generation will come up with the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. These Tabs, just like the Nexus 7 original, will be made in collaboration with ASUS. The tentative release dates of the OS and the products are still up in the air, but no sooner they settle down, we make sure we update you. Nevertheless, according to a few humming birds inside Google, we can expect all these to start happening from the September 2013.
Samsung will be blitz-fast bringing the Android 5.0 updates in the Samsung Note 2, Note 8.0 and Note 10.1, says an insider from the company.
What is more with the update?
1) There will be improved Linux 3.8 kernel which means lower usage of RAM leading to a faster and zippier performance with limited RAM support. This also means better multi-tasking.
2) Google Babble(or Babel) may be launched with the Android 5.0. Babble is an app which will be a hub for all sorts of Google tools for communication and sharing. This App will even run on lower versions of Android, for the fact Google would like more and more users for this App called Babble.
3)There may be an iOS Game Centre-like App coming tied to this new version of Android.
There are many more updates, which have still not surfaced properly. We are vigilant and assure you to bring more on this very soon. Please leave comments on what you think about the impending Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and also share if you have some credible news about it. Enjoy your stay here.