Key Lime Pie Rumored To Be Next Android Version Name

Posted on Oct 5 2012 - 10:00am by Melissa

Many have not gotten Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on their devices yet, but there are already reports about the next dessert after which the upcoming version of Android will be named. Android 5.0 or Android 4.2, whichever the case may be, will reportedly be called Key Lime Pie. According to the tech blog, The Verge, this information comes from the same source that revealed to them the Jelly Bean name last year.

In the meantime, speculations are already arising as to what feature Android Key Lime Pie will have.

The blog AndroidHeadlines offers that Key Lime Pie should have better support for various devices which are registered under the same Google account.

There should likewise be improved integration of social networks like Facebook and Twitter, even if Google is encouraging more people to use its own social network, Google+.

A stock Google-branded video chat app is also suggested, so that people can connect more to other users even if they do not own Android-based mobile devices. Currently, users download third-party apps like Skype or Oovoo to add to the Google Talk option on Android devices.

Project Butter, which enhances the operating system’s speed to 60FPS, should likewise be continued.

Improved multi-tasking will also be a welcome feature. All new versions of Android promise this, but further enhancements are still needed, especially with reported freezing problems.

Furthermore, more options to customize the launcher could be introduced.

A Game Center, like the one found on the iPhone, would encourage competition among friends, especially as more and more games make their way to Google Play and other Android app collections.

Meanwhile, Techradar adds that the option for line-drawing keyboard text input, like the one on HTC and Sony Android devices could be made available on Android Key Lime Pie.

It has been rumored that this new version will be showcased in the new Nexus smartphone, but according to Androidandme’s sources, the handset will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the version of the operating system that Google released this year.

via theverge, techradar, androidheadlines

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  • J3Dante37

    You may recall that Google Talk introduced video chat back in Honeycomb and still has it today.

  • Darren

    I’m pretty sure that Project Butter is specifically about making the interface smoother (by ensuring 60 fps) — not the rate at which new versions of the Android OS roll out.