Google is widely expected to make major announcements during their annual I/O in a few months, among them being the introduction of a new version of Android operating system, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (KLP).
One of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers, Samsung, is arguably among the most dominant in the market. There are millions of Samsung customers who have a Galaxy device – and I am sure most are wondering whether Google’s launching of their next Android version will benefit them. There has been no confirmation whether Google will actually release Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie but rumors on the development surfaced as early as before 4.2 Jelly Bean was announced back in June last year.
Samsung’s launching of their flagship smartphone S4 was widely anticipated to come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie but the company will release the S4 with Android Jelly Bean 4.2 out-of-the-box. If you have a Galaxy device, the good news is that you may be getting an official Key Lime Pie 5.0 update – probably before the end of the year. The devices that will get the Key Lime Pie are Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 and S4 smartphones and Note II, Note 8 and Note 8.0. Owners of Galaxy Note will however have to content with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or wait for an unofficial ROM from modders, if there will be any.
Android 5.0 KLP is expected to come with a ton of features and advancements that should make devices more productive, easier to use and more reliable. According to an insider at Google, Android’s next version of Android is going to be a major update and Samsung is expected to take some time to update those devices that qualify. The most notable hint in all these, however, is that the updates may not be timely, in fact users will be lucky if the updates come this year, but remember this is still just a rumor. I guess the value of the update will apparent the moment Google releases the change log of Android 5.0 KLP; for the pessimists, it may be worse off than the 4.2 Jelly Bean.