Key Lime Pie in October, Jelly Bean Android 4.3 soon (probably)

Key Lime Pie in October, Jelly Bean Android 4.3 soon (probably)Apple’s iDevices have it nice and simple. We’re currently on iOS 6.1.4, and iOS 7 is touching down in fall. Easy.

In the world of Android, things are significantly murkier, largely thanks to the multitude of devices and manufacturers. The latest picture suggests Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0) will arrive in October, while Jelly Bean Android 4.3 appears imminent (still).

Rewinding back a bit, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) was a big step up, combining phones and tablets, which had been on Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and Honeycomb (Android 3.0) respectively.

Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) was the next big release, and it was soon followed by more Jelly Bean, specifically Android 4.2.

We initially expected to meet Key Lime Pie at Google I/O in May, and even though our expectations were lowered to yet another version of Jelly Bean, namely Android 4.3, we in fact met no new versions of Android. Zuh?

As such, Android 4.3 has repeatedly been touted as imminent, appearing in server logs and popping up at a Thai trade show.

We’re again told that Android 4.3 is just around the corner, with Bluetooth SIG assessing the Google Nexus 4 (as observed by Android Geeks). Given that it’s an existing handset, that suggests a software update in need of approval. Of course, Android 4.3 will inevitably debut on a Nexus handset.

Meanwhile, VR-Zone says Key Lime Pie is scheduled for October, and will “run well even on devices with 512MB of RAM”. Nice.

Not to put a downer on things, but some phones are, eh, still awaiting Jelly Bean Android 4.2. Ladies and gentlemen, the world's most popular smartphone OS.

(What do you mean, "baiting"?)

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an1  Jun. 13, 2013 at 19:42

"with Bluetooth SIG assessing the Google Nexus 4" finally android support for Bluetooth 4.0?!


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