Just a few weeks ago, Google made Android 4.2 Jelly Bean official with the introduction of Google Nexus 10 tablet and the LG Nexus 4 smartphone. We had earlier anticipated that Google would release the next version of Android 5.0 as Key Lime Pie with major introductions to the Android OS but instead the company chose to make the new update 4.1 and retain the Jelly Bean Moniker. Anyway, it may sound too soon to anticipate a new increment in the Android OS platform but news are surfacing that a birdie somewhere came across benchmark results of a Sony phone running Android version 5.0.0.
According to the leak, the new version of Android will have the Key Lime Pie moniker and is most likely to be a Nexus device. Remember about two months ago we heard a rumor that several manufacturers would be working on nexus devices including HTC, Sony, Samsung and LG. We have seen Nexus 4 from LG, the HTC DNA was supposed to be a Nexus and we have seen a 10 inch Nexus tablet from Samsung. Sony is missing from the action and this may just fill the blank on this.
Rumors from a NenaMarck benchmark test show that the Sony LT30i with a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor with an Adreno 220 GPU, 720p HD display with a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and runs on Android 5.0.0 Key Lime Pie. It’s worth noting too that Sony’s latest flagship Xperia T phone the James Bond phone has a model number LT30p meaning that the new phone will most likely have a lot in common with the James Bond phone. The James Bond phone boasts of a 720p HD display too but with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A processor and Adreno 225 GPU.
If the James Bond LT30p phone is anything to use as a guide to the specs of the LT30i, then the new nexus phone from Sony should come with 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard memory and a 13 megapixels camera (yes, Sony still rules with their camera phones since the Cybershot era). For now, this is just a rumor, but it has a basis. If we come across anything new, we will update you. Meanwhile, let us know what you think about this new development.