Going back a few weeks, the consensus was that Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0) would debut at Google I/O, but more recently we’re told that it’s been delayed by a good 2-4 months.
In the meantime, Google I/O might well see the debut of a little something called Jelly Bean Android 4.3.
Why all the talk of Jelly Bean Android 4.3? Good question, Jeeves. Essentially, it’s popped up on some server logs as “Android 4.3 JWR23B”, with the ‘J’ in the name indicating Jelly Bean.
Server logs can of course be faked, but Android Police’s top detectives have traced the IP addresses back to Google headquarters, while the devices in question are the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.
When these Android builds start materialising, generally we’re talking weeks before they become a reality; Google I/O opens its doors two weeks on Wednesday; putting two and two together…
The Key Lime Pie delay rumour suggested Google was giving OEMs more time to get Jelly Bean out and about (it currently accounts for just 25% of the Android user base).
It’s not clear what Jelly Bean Android 4.3 will bring to the table, but it mightn’t be long before we find out. Set time machines for May 15.